Wherever the Need

Small water and sanitation project (Sierra Leone)

The provision of clean safe water, free from water born diseases, eco-san, composting toilets and rainwater collection systems for a rural community in Sierra Leone. Provision for approximately 500 people

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It ran from 10:38 AM, 24 October 2011 to 10:38 AM, 24 October 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070826)

Amount raised

£5

Donations

1

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther

Location

Situation

Before we installed our pilot project in Gbongay two out of every five children under the age of five died of water transmitted diseases. Since the project was completed in 2006 no children have died from water transmitted diseases. Eco-san toilets not only manage human waste and the pathogens within, they turn it in to a valuable commodity; compost. As the adults and children no longer become sick on such a regular basis, they are able to work and attend school, therefore contributing to a productive community. Drilling and completion of 2 shallow wells with hand pumps £5,000 Provision and installation of 2 rain water collection tanks £400 complete installation of 7 eco-san toilets £3,850

Solution