Sierra Leone

Ten years of civil war has set the people of Sierra Leone up against immense challenges. The country is one of the world's poorest, and 37.36% of the population lacks safe water to drink. Over 90% of people don't have access to toilets. One out of every five kids in Sierra Leone dies before their fifth birthday, many from diarrhea, worms or other water-related illnesses. 

The hope: these diseases are preventable with clean water sources and good hygiene practices.


About Sierra Leone

  • 6,315,627 national population
  • 52.9% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.25/day.
  • 52% of rural lack access to water *
  • 93% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2008
  • 17,258 people served
  • 68 projects funded
  • $998,933 invested

Solutions Used