Wherever the Need

Large village sanitation project (Sierra Leone)

To eradicate water transmitted diseases by providing clean water and effective sanitation for approximately 1000 people in a rural community.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070826)




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


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



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. By providing clean water with 4 shallow wells and hand pumps. £10,000 2 rainwater harvesting systems and tanks. £800 14 community eco-san toilets. £7,700