Community Water Well
Water is a concern across Sierra Leone. According to UNICEF, less than 1% of the country’s 8 million residents have piped water inside their homes. Most families get their water each day from communal taps, neighborhood wells or local springs and streams. Clean water didn’t used to be an issue in Dworzak.
Sierra Leoneans collect most of their drinking water from polluted sources. Pollutants and poor sanitation are attributed to some of the health problems in the country. Sierra Leone is one of the toughest countries to survive in.
The average life expectancy for a Sierra Leonean is only 56 years. One of the lowest in the world, much of this statistic can be blamed on poor living conditions. Almost half of the population is not using a protected water source for drinking. Most of the unsafe drinking sources are freestanding water, such as ponds, and unprotected wells. Infections and parasites , most found in contaminated water, lead to the largest cause of death in Sierra Leone. Poor sanitation generates high risk of hepatitis A and Typhoid fever. Stillwater breeds malaria-carrying mosquitoes that plague the region with one of the most common deadly infections contracted in the area. Overall, health and standard of living are poor.
Overall, the public lacks awareness for water management, and the government does not have resources to maintain and distribute clean water. Sierra Leone’s environment is harming its residents, and spreads diseases that make the country nearly uninhabitable.
Bridge to a better life foundation is working with local communities and local counsel to construct. Drill and build as many as possible these water wells in every community and settlement..our first face is 50 borehole water wells per year to improve the life of the ordinary Sierra Leonean please donate to this cause
Our foundation intends to drill 12 water wells per year
Amount raised: $100
Amount for drilling and building water wells: $4500/=