plan 170Water Well Construction for Makambie Community

Summary

The village of Makambie has acute problem of accessibility to pure drinking water. They are badly in need as the present water source is very far and open or prone to contamination that has host of health hazards.
In averting this hazards, there is ever

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Background

The Safer Future Youth Development Project (SFYDP) is a legally registered non-profit, non-governmental, interdenominational and local organization geared towards positively changing the lives of the deprived and marginalized population. particularly the Youth. the SFYDP is located in the Western Area of Sierra Leone and educates the youth with specific and practical skills in a Technical and Vocational Institution.
In addition, the SFYDP is operating in other developmental programmes such as the establishment and maintenance of good water and sanitation systems, such as wells and rainwater harvesting tanks, the introduction and establishment of renewable energy technologies in the country, collaboration with other organizations in promoting developmental programmes such as health promotion, life skills development, peace building
The drinking water situation in Makambie is very poor. The inhabitants fetch their drinking water at unprotected groundwater wells, streams and other open water sources. This is not even certain as most of the water sources dries up during the the dry season. A major problem of all these water sources is the water contamination causing waterborne diseases. However, the community have no access to pure and clean drinking water.

Location

Northern Province, Port Loko District/Koya Chiefdom, Sierra Leone

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Focus

Primary Focus: Capacity Building
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Community

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 350

Under 5 years
Male=55
Female=45
6 to 19 years
Male=65
Female=58
Adult
Male=57
Female=70

School Children Getting Water: 180

Boys=98
Girls=82

People Getting Sanitation: 350

People Getting Other Benefits: 180

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2009-04-20

Completion Date: 2009-05-20

Technology Used:

1. Community participation in the construction
2. Training of two community members as pump caretakers for maintenance and repairs.

Phases:

1. Site Selection together with the community
2. Construction of Water Well
3. Selection of Nominated Trainees by the community
3. Training of two pump caretakers

Community Organization:

The trained pump caretakers will be responsible for the maintenance and repairs of the well.

Government Interaction:

The project works closely with the Local Government which is directly responsible for the district.
It helps in the monitoring and supervision of all the activities of the project carried in the community

Ancillary activities:

Sanitation and Proper Hygiene Education will also be disseminated during the implementation exercise

Other Issues:

Our activities will involve the training of the two pump caretakers in the community to ensure sustenance.

Maintenance Revenue:

Maintenance Cost:

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $5,250

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Co Funding Amount:

Community Contribution Amount:

The community will local materials and unskilled labour when ever the time arises for maintenance.

Fund Requested: $5,250

Implementing Organization:

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  • 1 participant | show more

    Involvement of the community

    Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

    Dear Kamara, in future I would like to advice that community contribution should be well seen in your proposal(should be valued).This will help to show very clear their contribution to the project. It helps to make them fil they are part of the project. Not only so but out siders may also see the community contribution rather than ke...

    Dear Kamara, in future I would like to advice that community contribution should be well seen in your proposal(should be valued).This will help to show very clear their contribution to the project. It helps to make them fil they are part of the project. Not only so but out siders may also see the community contribution rather than keeping silence.

    Regards
    Msigwa Iskaka.

  • 2 participants | show more

    Photos

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    Can you also add some labels and text to all the photos please? I see 3 wells in the photos: are they all from the village? One is a shallow pit, one is covered, and the last 2 of a deep well that appears to have water. If the last one is existing, what is the depth now? Will you be deepening it to 20m? Any seasonality issues in wate...

    Can you also add some labels and text to all the photos please?

    I see 3 wells in the photos: are they all from the village? One is a shallow pit, one is covered, and the last 2 of a deep well that appears to have water.

    If the last one is existing, what is the depth now? Will you be deepening it to 20m?

    Any seasonality issues in water levels?

    Thanks,
    Rajesh

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      The wells seen are from the village and the shallow one is the only existing source which is about 2m deep. It is located at the swamp site. Of course you can see it is unprotected and the water is not even pure for drinking. The other two are out of use as there is either less or no water in them. Indeed there is seasonality in water le...

      The wells seen are from the village and the shallow one is the only existing source which is about 2m deep. It is located at the swamp site.
      Of course you can see it is unprotected and the water is not even pure for drinking. The other two are out of use as there is either less or no water in them.

      Indeed there is seasonality in water levels in Sierra Leone. If you dig a well during the rainy season, you might reach the water table quick because the level is up due to the number of rains and when it is dry the table will go down and then the well dries up. That is why it is advisable to dig wells during the dries. If you reach the water table at that time, then you are sure of having water throughout the seasons.

  • 3 participants | show more

    Details of project

    Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

    Thank-you for the EXCEL budget. Would you give us the exchange rate to the US $1.00 ? Would you send a design of the well construction and photos of a finished well with pump? Also a detail of the various expenditures for construction , training , repair parts availability etc;

    Thank-you for the EXCEL budget. Would you give us the exchange rate to the US $1.00 ?

    Would you send a design of the well construction and photos of a finished well with pump? Also a detail of the various expenditures for construction , training , repair parts availability etc;

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      Hi Lynn Roberts, we are very sorry for the late reply. We were having some technical problem with our system. Thanks for your co-opearation The exchange rate for now is Le3,000 to $1.00 (Three thousand leones to One US Dollar) A design of the well construction and some photos of a finished well with the detail expenditures for all activ...

      Hi Lynn Roberts, we are very sorry for the late reply. We were having some technical problem with our system. Thanks for your co-opearation

      The exchange rate for now is Le3,000 to $1.00 (Three thousand leones to One US Dollar)

      A design of the well construction and some photos of a finished well with the detail expenditures for all activities involved will soon be posted to you.

      • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

        Thank-you Idriss. Will this project include a storage tank for rain water as I have seen in your other projects? I am trying to relate the construction of a well site to the 70 bags of cement in the budget.

        Thank-you Idriss. Will this project include a storage tank for rain water as I have seen in your other projects? I am trying to relate the construction of a well site to the 70 bags of cement in the budget.

        • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

          The project will not include a storage tank for rain water. It is a single project for only one Water well. For the 70bags of cement you mentioned, It will be used as follows: -The Well Diameter is 1.8288m -The Depth could be 20m + or - depending on the location which has to be lined with 5inches thick concrete.

          The project will not include a storage tank for rain water. It is a single project for only one Water well.
          For the 70bags of cement you mentioned, It will be used as follows:
          -The Well Diameter is 1.8288m
          -The Depth could be 20m + or - depending on the location which has to be lined with 5inches thick concrete.

      • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

        The project will not include a storage tank for rain water. It is a single project for only one Water well. For the 70bags of cement you mentioned, It will be used as follows: -The Well Diameter is 1.8288m -The Depth could be 20m + or - depending on the location which has to be lined with 5inches thick concrete.

        The project will not include a storage tank for rain water. It is a single project for only one Water well.
        For the 70bags of cement you mentioned, It will be used as follows:
        -The Well Diameter is 1.8288m
        -The Depth could be 20m + or - depending on the location which has to be lined with 5inches thick concrete.

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Instead of posting (or emailing) the design and details, you can attach it to the application so the rest of us can also see, review, and learn. Thanks, Rajesh

        Instead of posting (or emailing) the design and details, you can attach it to the application so the rest of us can also see, review, and learn.

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

    • Lynn Roberts of Agua Para La Salud (APLS)

      Thank-you Idriss. Will this project include a storage tank for rain water as I have seen in your other projects? I am trying to relate the construction of a well site to the 70 bags of cement in the budget.

      Thank-you Idriss. Will this project include a storage tank for rain water as I have seen in your other projects? I am trying to relate the construction of a well site to the 70 bags of cement in the budget.

      • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

        The project will not include a storage tank for rain water. It is a single project for only one Water well. For the 70bags of cement you mentioned, It will be used as follows: -The Well Diameter is 1.8288m -The Depth could be 20m + or - depending on the location which has to be lined with 5inches thick concrete.

        The project will not include a storage tank for rain water. It is a single project for only one Water well.
        For the 70bags of cement you mentioned, It will be used as follows:
        -The Well Diameter is 1.8288m
        -The Depth could be 20m + or - depending on the location which has to be lined with 5inches thick concrete.

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      The project will not include a storage tank for rain water. It is a single project for only one Water well. For the 70bags of cement you mentioned, It will be used as follows: -The Well Diameter is 1.8288m -The Depth could be 20m + or - depending on the location which has to be lined with 5inches thick concrete.

      The project will not include a storage tank for rain water. It is a single project for only one Water well.
      For the 70bags of cement you mentioned, It will be used as follows:
      -The Well Diameter is 1.8288m
      -The Depth could be 20m + or - depending on the location which has to be lined with 5inches thick concrete.

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      Instead of posting (or emailing) the design and details, you can attach it to the application so the rest of us can also see, review, and learn. Thanks, Rajesh

      Instead of posting (or emailing) the design and details, you can attach it to the application so the rest of us can also see, review, and learn.

      Thanks,
      Rajesh

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    Technical approach

    Martin Strele of Kairos

    I also think it would be advisable to see the technical approach. How deep, what type of well, digging, drilling etc. Please give us some details on this. Thanks.

    I also think it would be advisable to see the technical approach. How deep, what type of well, digging, drilling etc.
    Please give us some details on this. Thanks.

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      Hello Martin, We are very sorry for the delay which was due to some technical problem with our system -The Well type is Hand Dug Well (Digging) -The Diameter is 1.8288m -The Depth could be 20m and above depending to the Location/Area which normally determines the level of the water table.

      Hello Martin,
      We are very sorry for the delay which was due to some technical problem with our system

      -The Well type is Hand Dug Well (Digging)
      -The Diameter is 1.8288m
      -The Depth could be 20m and above depending to the Location/Area which normally determines the level of the water table.

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      Hello Martin, We are very sorry for the delay which was due to some technical problem with our system -The Well type is Hand Dug Well (Digging) -The Diameter is 1.8288m -The Depth could be 20m and above depending to the Location/Area which normally determines the level of the water table.

      Hello Martin,
      We are very sorry for the delay which was due to some technical problem with our system

      -The Well type is Hand Dug Well (Digging)
      -The Diameter is 1.8288m
      -The Depth could be 20m and above depending to the Location/Area which normally determines the level of the water table.

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      Hello Idriss We are very sorry for the delay which was due to some technical problem with our system -The Well type is Hand Dug Well (Digging) -The Diameter is 1.8288m -The Depth could be 20m and above depending to the Location/Area which normally determines the level of the water table.

      Hello Idriss
      We are very sorry for the delay which was due to some technical problem with our system

      -The Well type is Hand Dug Well (Digging)
      -The Diameter is 1.8288m
      -The Depth could be 20m and above depending to the Location/Area which normally determines the level of the water table.

    • Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

      Hello Martin, We are very sorry for the delay which was due to some problem with our system. Here are the answers to your question -The Well type is Hand Dug Well (Digging) -The Diameter is 1.8288m -The Depth could be 20m and above depending on the location/area which normally determines the level of the water table.

      Hello Martin,
      We are very sorry for the delay which was due to some problem with our system.
      Here are the answers to your question
      -The Well type is Hand Dug Well (Digging)
      -The Diameter is 1.8288m
      -The Depth could be 20m and above depending on the location/area which normally determines the level of the water table.

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    After passing through the proposal narrative and budget sugesst the project be funded according to the need and actural situation of people of Makembie.

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  • Rating: 7

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    The technique seems to be viable and appropriate. The capacity of Safer Future to facilitate projects and trigger self-help by communities is well known.

  • Rating: 6

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    The approach for this project is good, but responsiveness of the organization on this platform needs to be better and we need reports from the older projects to see how long term impacts take place.

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Water well for Makambie community funded by SisterSunshine Complete - Successful Mar 2010 $5,250