Project Title: Access To Clean and Safe Drinking Water
Project Type: Public Hand Pump
Location: 12th Street Sinkor, Block ‘A’ Community-Monrovia
Number of People Impacted: 1050 Direct | 1450 Indirect
Funded By: Mary and Michael Wiencek
Funding Partner: Workingman Collective LLC., Action Aid-Liberia, Liberians and Friends of Liberia
Project Completion: April 19, 2015
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, The Checago Bright Foundation (CBF), Inc. dedicated the 12th Street Sinkor Water Project! We want to sincerely thank Mary and Michael Wiencek for their financial contribution and Peter and Tom of Workingman Collective LLC, for their unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of the people who are desperately in need of basic life necessities…Water is Life! We want to also thank our partners, Action Aid-Liberia and supporters in the Diaspora for the continued support! Because of you, the people of 12th St. Sinkor, Block ‘A’ Community-Monrovia have access to clean and safe drinking. We conducted a hygiene training that supplies 2500 plus people of 12th Street Sinkor. The people of 12th Street Sinkor, Block ‘A’ Community-Monrovia expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation for providing them with clean and safe drinking water. Your continued support to CBF is impacting lives. We also want to thank Mr. Latim Da-thong, President, Starz College of Technology for accepting to be the dedicating officer.
It is unarguable that Water is an absolute necessity to the survival of life, without which, existence would be impossible (Water is life). In Liberia, a country which continues to struggle with underdevelopment due to the many years of civil unrest and crisis many communities in both urban and rural areas lack access to safe drinking water. Consequently, there are usual reports of outbreaks of water borne diseases especially in densely populated under privileged urban slum communities, and rural areas, which affect mainly the most venerable including children, sick and the elderly.
The twelfth (12th) street Block “A” Community is no exception to this nationwide concern, with an estimated population of about 2,500 persons, and no existing functioning hand pump. As a result, residents are compelled to fetch drinking water from long distances such as the S. D. A. Mildred Taylor school compound, which o is usually highly restricted.
To address this water crisis, the Checago Bright Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Mary and Michael, Workingman Collective, Action Aid-Liberia, and the supporters in the Diaspora, we provided a clean water and safe drinking water.
To reduce the impact of water borne diseases in the 12th Street Block “A” Community.
To provide a clean and safe drinking water for the community.
To construct a hand ‘dug’ pump in the area.
The health and social welfare of the children and residence in 12th Street Block “A” Community will greatly improve by the construction of a hand pump in the area. Additionally, children will be alleviated from the burden of walking long distances to fetch drinking water and focus more on their education.