New Well for Dirt Hole Community (Quarter#1)
Old Water Source
Installation of Hand Pump
Celebration of New Well
The People of Dirt Hole Community (Quarter#1), Liberia, thank
Laura Roeleveld (Aurora, ON)
as a Christmas gift for Blair, Nicole & Nathan Roeleveld

For helping them get safe drinking water
Latitude: 6.323597 Longitude: -10.652399
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Dear Lifewater & Sponsors,

We the people of Dirt Hole Community extend our thanks and appreciation for constructing a modern hand pump and well within our community. We pray that you will continue to help provide safe drinking water to those who are suffering in silence.

Sincerely yours,

J.Othenial Rah


Project Summary

Dirt Hole Community has a population of 930 people. This area originally was an old dump site for garbage disposal, during the operations of the Liberian-American-Swedish Iron Ore Mining Company. The company called this area"Dirt Hole", and the community still uses that name.

This area is very swampy and during heavy rainfalls and during the rainy seasons, swamp water overflows and contaminates the hand dug wells in this community. With this being their only source of water, many have suffered from running stomach,typhoid and other water borne diseases, including a very high death rate.

There is no clinics,schools or churches because a lot of people have gone to other communities for health solutions, education and church services. Every year from July to September the flooding forces people to leave their houses and seek shelter elsewhere.

With this new well in a good location, 80 feet deep, installed with a cement pad to prevent flood water contamination, safe water is provided for this community to help them live a healthier life.

We also had our Health & Hygiene team conduct a workshop on September 25, 2018 to teach lessons on good Health & Hygiene practices, that will also help the people live safer and prevent sickness within their community.


This well was drilled as part of a cooperative NGO initiative to provide safe drinking water to all Liberian's. Thanks to ''The Last Well Inc.'' for their coordination and support!

Well Details

Project Completed: 2018-11-09 Well Depth: 80 ft.
Depth of Water: 10.00 ft. Casing Diameter: 4.00 in.
Screen Length: 10.00 ft. Developed By: Electric Pump
Development Time: 3.00 hrs. Well Yield: 6.00 gpm
Disinfection: 24.00 hrs. Handpump: Afridev
Water Colour: Clear Water Odour: None
Turbidity: Clear Taste: Good
Nitrate: 0.000 mg/L Bacti Test: Negative
Iron: 0.000 mg/L pH: 7.000

Every $1 you give provides a child with safe water for a year!

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