The project aims to provide clean water to communities in rural Sierra Leone. The project will also focus on hand-washing and disease prevention, empowering women and training young people in construction, well repair & maintenance, natural medicine, agriculture and community saving.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1110434)
Rural communities in Sierra Leone lose many children are every year primarily due to dirty water causing diseases such as cholera, and diarrhoea. Malaria is prevalent and burden has increased with COVID-19. Many people also die from malnutrition. People cannot use current water sources to safely wash hands, drink or cook. They must walk for hours every day to access water, meaning that they (mainly girls) cannot attend school. Villagers have no health centre, nor even proper roads to reach one.
Providing wells to villages and training residents on how to maintain them ensures access to clean water and that people do not spend hours per day collecting water. Women-led market gardens empower local women, tackle malnutrition with healthy vegetables and bring income. Training for young women in natural medicine improves health and further empowers women. Education on sanitation, disease and nutrition further decreases disease risk. A unique community-led approach ensures lasting change.
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