Creation of two rainwater tanks with community centres on top of them.
According to a survey report, it was discovered that these communities are vulnerable to diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentery, worm infestation and other water borne related diseases because they lack any safe drinking water source. The only available water source is open to unhygienic conditions, and a well that was dug for the community of Masampa was abandoned when the rebellion reached them and it got spoilt (handpump stolen and water is dirty) there after. Another contributing factor that was identified is the unavailability of a public roof. The only suitable structure is a primary school located between the two villages but the distance to this school would be too far.
The idea came up to create one tank in each village, enlarge the top platform and create a roof on top of this platform. So the communities have a RWHT as well as a community centre. No problems will occur because the tank uses a roof of a private house and the community has a place to gather. This structure could later on be equipped with solar facilities (other project) and be locations for night classes.
LocationNothern Province, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 736
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Masampa : 350 people
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Ferry Bonda sirma : 386 people
School Children Getting Water:
all children of the village
People Getting Sanitation: 0
purely drinking water
People Getting Other Benefits: 760
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Training on maintenance, repairs of the entire system and chlorinating the water: 40 people
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Community people to create the tanks and community centres : 60 people
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Hygiene education and capacity building 736 people
Application Type: Project Funding
Start Date: 2007-01-01
Completion Date: 2007-04-01
Raiwater harvesting tanks with India Mark II hand pump with connections to the rooftop of the community learning centres constructed.
Ten man committee will be organised in each of the villages taking representation such as the headman, youths, women, religious groups, etc. Such a committee will be responsible to assist in the construction and the sustenance of the system. They will oversee and report to Safer Future Youth Development Project who in turn will have to communicate to the donors.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Training of people in Hygiene education, pump repairs and maintenance and the chlorination of the water.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Summoning of community meetings to ensure community ownership and the sustenance of the project after completion.
The water usage will be done like this:
Community people Le 200 (8 U.S.Cent) per each bucket.
Such money will be kept by the committee and supervised by Safer Future Youth Development Project it will then be used to maintenance and do whatever activities to upkeep the life span of the project.
Prior art before metrics
Costs per Structure
No/Item/Cost (SL Leone)/Cost (Euro)/Cost (US dollar)
Total for both Structures
Le 97,750,000/29,320 Euro/34,560 USD
Co Funding Amount: $0
Community Contribution Amount:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Routine maintenance after construction
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Provision of land, sand, bush sticks, and unskilled labour