In a country where resources are limited, repairs are constrained not only by the restricted funding available but also by the general economic conditions in Sierra Leone and the limited availability of parts. Employing makeshift remedies can sometimes be the only way to keep water flowing in a village or school, even if it is only to tide them over for a temporary period.
Provisional repairs however are rarely satisfactory so it becomes a priority to get more permanent measures in place as soon as possible. Of course it is all down to funding and as soon as we have funds to buy the appropriate new parts, the team are sent out to the problem wells to correct the temporary repair.
When we achieve this the celebrations can be clearly seen on the faces of the children and teachers in the schools and villages when the clean reliable water source has been re-established.
This is Shenge School, near the coast in Western Pujehun. The pupils were photographed at the inaugural pumping of the well after the new and long term repair of their pump!
They are so grateful for this water and thank everyone who may have contributed to Alive & Well in order for this repair to be undertaken.
Please donate if you feel you are able, every £1 counts and can help with the costs of maintaining and repairing wells and improving the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.