Village Well Celebration Service
Old Village Well
Children around the New Well
Training Well Caretaker
The People of Dirt Hole Community Quarter #2, Liberia, thank
Caring Families (Canada-Wide)
Rick & Veronica Heinen (Langley, BC)
Elizabeth Schouten-Schurmann

For helping them get safe drinking water
Latitude: 6.323597 Longitude: -10.652399
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Dear Sir/Madame, 

As a community, we wish to extend to you our thanks and heartfelt appreciation to your organize for this modern handpump.

We are so happy with your work and promise to take good care of this important water source.

Thank you so much

Johnathan Rah

Project Summary

This Community is located right after Samoz Lodge Guest House just two to three minutes walk away from the Guest House. The Community is large and populated with men women and children with the youth having the highest population.

Their problems are the same as compare to Quarter 1. There is no safe drinking water and latrine. Their main source of water has been from open hand dug wells and the bushes and the swamp land were used for toileting.

From my own point of view, it seems like this area has been established long ago because the houses they live are some old mostly leaking, partly broken down with old zinc still on top as roof covering. There are lots of Government workers but majority are retired.

There is a very deep swamp in the back of this Quarter. The swamp are used by the old people to plant their crops. The crops are harvested and sold to sustain their livelihood. Crops like pumpkin, okra, pepper sugar cane, greens and many other food crops.

The Health and Hygiene workshop was centered around how the community dwellers can avoid some common diseases by how to chlorinate water from hand dug well before using it. Also how to control their feces where their is no latrine and to always keep their environment clean.  

 Steven Varfee

Lifewater Liberia Inc. Program Coordinator


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: 105 ft.
Depth of Water: 8.00 ft. Casing Diameter: 4.00 in.
Screen Length: 10.00 ft. Developed By: Electric Pump
Development Time: 2.00 hrs. Well Yield: 8.00 gpm
Disinfection: 24.00 hrs. Handpump: Afridev
Water Colour: Reddish 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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