Konnela

Published December 2020

329

People Served

Well With Handpump

Recognition Text

Ride for Water 2018

Project Cost

$20,092.07

Local Partner

GOAL

Field Notes

Thanks to our local partner GOAL, support from the surrounding community, and your generosity, 329 people in Sierra Leone have access to clean and safe water!

You helped fund a well with a handpump for a community in Sierra Leone, implemented by our local partner GOAL. We rely on the expertise of local partners like GOAL to choose the best solution for each unique situation. In this case, GOAL’s thorough understanding of how to implement effective, sustainable water projects in their area led them to choose a well with a handpump.

Wells access subsurface aquifers, which are better protected from microbial contamination than surface water and provide a more reliable supply of water during dry seasons and droughts. Construction begins with studies to identify the most suitable location. Once a location is selected and the aquifer is reached, the well is lined, disinfected, tested, and fitted with a handpump to bring water to the surface.

Along with implementing water projects, our local partners also facilitate sanitation and hygiene initiatives to help promote everyone’s long-term health. These initiatives are often championed by community members themselves, who work hard to create positive change within their community.

Clean water means education, income, and health—especially for women and girls. It truly changes everything. Thank you for funding clean water and transforming futures for 329 people in Sierra Leone!

See how we tied your Dollars to Projects

The remainder of the cost of this project was funded by individual donations for a total of $488.35