WCC water project (Sierra Leone)

by World Changing Centre Vetted

Summary

WCC water project is to provide clean drinking water to communities in the Eastern of (Freetown)Sierra leone. There is a desperate need of water supply in Sierra Leone. Young people have to walk 3 to 4miles everyday just to fetch water needed for their households. This will also help children and parents to enhance healthy child development, safe drinking water and strengthen community partnerships. The water Programme adds value to the overall development context by offering an alternative .

$30,000
total goal
$29,966
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

The primary goal of the WCC water project is to provide clean drinking water to the drought-stricken places of Eastern Sierra Leone (Freetown). The communities in Sierra Leone are in dire need of water supply. Many citizens of Sierra Leone, especially women/girls have to walk 3 to 4 miles every day just to fetch water needed for their household. Moreover, the water that they fetch is contaminated, leading to numerous water borne diseases. Therefore, the WCC water project will provide safe drinki

Solution

There is a desperate need of water supply in Sierra Leone. Many people, especially women and girls have to walk 3 to 4 miles every day just to fetch water needed for their households. In addition, the water these people collect from the streams is sometimes unhygienic and unsafe for drinking due to upstream contamination. To remedy the issue, WCC aims to construct five water wells in the community adding to the one already donated as an approach to counter the poor access to water.

Long-Term Impact

The project helps Sierra Leone to become a vibrant and self-sufficient community that is less reliant on external aid in the long term. It also helps the citizens to overcome the post war trauma. The basic health and sanitation training that we offer aids in reducing child mortality rate from easily preventable infections. It also boosts the overall child development. Vital education pertaining to HIV/AIDS and other contagious diseases prevention is imparted through messages that are easier for

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

https:/​/​ww.worldchangingcentre.org
Water well development
Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness
WCC sanitation
National ENERGY GLOBE Award Sierra Leone

Organization Information

World Changing Centre

Location: Kent - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.worldchangingcentre.org
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Project Leader:
Bernice Langley
Sierra Leone is in desperate need of water supply.
Kent, United Kingdom

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