Sahun, Barrie Chiefdom, Pujehun
Sahun has a population of approximately 600, the majority of whom are women and children. Almost all the villagers are subsistence farmers, with no other means of livelihood, so life is a constant struggle to feed their families. The village has one well, but this is located 500 metres away from the centre, meaning that a great deal of time is spent carrying water from the well to the village. The well also often fails in the dry season, and they have no sanitation.
We have secured funds to provide two wells with hand pumps, one large rainwater harvesting tank and four twin-chambered community eco-sanitation toilets at different locations within the village. This will transform the wellbeing of the whole community, giving them the good health to be able to take up education and livelihood opportunities, which will be support for groundnut and cassava farming.
This project at a glance
- Location: Pujehun District, Sierra Leone see on map
- Population: 600
- Main occupation of villagers: Subsistence farming
- Project start date: Spring 2011
- Length of project: 12 months
- Provided: Community ecosans; water supply; livelihood
- Funded by: Private donor and Zurich Community Trust (UK) Ltd
- Support from:Pujehun Development Organisation (PDO)