It is still a fact that a large number of people in Sierra Leone do not have access to drinkable water. According to a recent report, only 57% of the country's population has access to safe drinking water. And 30% of all schools are without running water and 14% of all under 5 child deaths are due to diarrhea and other water-related illnesses. Women and girls are particularly affected by spending time and energy on water collection on a daily basis in many parts of the country.
To curb such challenges, AID Sierra Leone continues to use its low-cost Self-Supply technologies to providing safe drinking water in rural communities in the country which includes a wide range of low-cost options such as hand-drilled wells, rainwater harvesting systems, etc.
The organization continues to engage hard-to-reach communities in sensitization drive via face-to-face, and radio, on the importance of the water wells constructed and how they can manage it well to ensure ownership for sustainability.
AID Sierra Leone is grateful to the partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform. Please be rest assured that through your generous support, you're positively impacting lives and communities.
Aug 10, 2021
By Mohamed B. Koroma - Program Manager
During our last project report in April of this year, there were about 210, 000 confirmed cases and 12,445 deaths. There are currently over 284,789 confirmed cases with 16,582 deaths in the country and the numbers keep rising in an alarming fashion.
AID Egypt continues to raise awareness on the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 diseases and help to reduce panicking and disinformation caused by the spread of the disease, thanks to the generous support of friends and partners on the GlobalGiving platform.
The Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID) Egypt team is grateful for all the support and contributions we've received towards this project. We say a big thank you and we look forward to your continued support. Together, we're making a difference in the fight against COVID-19 in Egypt.
Jul 27, 2021
By Mohamed B. Koroma - Project Leader
On March 24th, 2021, a terrible fire broke out at one of the densely populated slum communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Susan's Bay. The entire community was burnt down to ashes and it is believed that more than 5,000 people were left homeless as over 600 houses were destroyed. Many children are believed to be missing and separated from their parents while thousands have lost their livelihoods as most of the residents in the affected community were involved in petty trading.
With funds from the GlobalGiving platform and other local sources, AID Sierra Leone provided food, water, and clothing, to victims especially women and children who were the most affected. The organization also provided some counseling support to the victims and survivors to enable them to recover from the trauma and also keep their hopes alive.
We say a big thank you to all those who contributed their hard-earned cash to this project and we look forward to providing additional support in the near future.