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COMPLETED: Borehole and hand pump for Kanneh La, Sierra Leone

  • Type: Hand drilled borehole and SL pump

  • Location: Kanneh La, Sierra Leone

  • People directly affected: 250

  • Price: 550 US$

Sponsored by: Various Donors
Total Amount Collected: $550

The situation:

Kanneh La is a section of Fomgbo Village, which is located approximately twenty five miles from Waterloo and about twenty one miles east of Freetown.

The major economic activity in Fombgo is farming. The population of Fomgbo village is predominantly from the Loko ethnic group. Minority ethnic groups in Fomgbo village include the Limba and Temne.

Serving 900 people, Fomgbo village water source has always had plenty of water, but it has never been save for drinking. As an unprotected source, the water is open to various kinds of contamination, such as animal feces and toxins from farm chemicals and household waste.

The solution:

Fomgbo Village has an estimated population of 900 people. W4W is establishing a total of 4 wells across the various sections of Fomgbo Village. One of these sections, Kanneh La, is home to 250 people.

For 550$ Various Donors have donated a hand drilled borehole and a closed well with a SL handpump made from locally available materials by W4W’s Sierra Leonean partner ESSL, whom has drilled more than 400 wells of the type with success. The population of Kanneh La now have a clean water well available for public use. The project was completed in December 2020.

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