Among the most basic human needs is fresh, clean water for drinking and for bathing. So many of the illnesses that affect Sierra Leone are waterborne and could be decreased or wiped out with a proper water supply. Several rivers and tributaries in Sierra Leone are great indicators of fresh ground water supplies. But to access these supplies the communities need the ability to drill new wells and then pump the water locally. To make the best use of this natural resource, run off and reclaimed water can also be used in agricultural projects. The Gondobay Manga Foundation is dedicated to establishing simple yet effective wells and pumping systems on a village by village basis, so that clean, fresh water is a reasonable distance from every member of the community.

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