According to a survey by WASH-Net and partners, 57% of Sierra Leone's population has access to safe drinking water. 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 an effort to change the narrative in a positive light, the organization has been engaging communities in sensitization drive via face-to-face, radio, and TV on the importance of the wells constructed and how they can manage it well to ensure ownership.
With the generous support of our partners and friends, we constructed a water point for a community of about 200 people in the Western Area Rural District of the country.
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