Safe Water pumping from New Well
Old Water source
John Hill Community
Health & Hygiene Workshop
Celebration of New Well
The People of John Hill Community, Liberia, thank
Edwin & Sacha Makkinga (Calgary, AB)
George & Connie Luyt (Stirling, ON)

For helping them get safe drinking water
Latitude: 6.86796 Longitude: -10.36135
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Dear Lifewater & Sponsor,

We are very grateful to you for supplying our community with a modern hand pump. We will always take good care of this well.

Thank you and may God Bless You all.

Your Brother's & Sisters in John Hill Community


Project Summary

John Hill Community is located on a hill before you get to Bong Mines' bus stop in Bong Mines, which is found in Fuamah District in Lower Bong County, Liberia. The community has a population of 725 including mainly women and children.

The issue of safe drinking water was serious problem that needed to be addressed, because this community is situated on a very steep hill. A hand-dug well was dug at the bottom of the hill, and during the rainy season, the water pushed all the dirt and mud from up the hill and carried it in to the hand-dug well making the well unsafe for drinking; causing diseases like typhoid, running stomach, skin rashes.

The women and children then resorted to walking 30 minutes to the community of Bassa Town to get safe drinking water from a Lifewater Well recently constructed.

Our team in Liberia held a Health & Hygiene Workshop for this community on July 3,17 with 35 participants.

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: 2017-07-09 Well Depth: 70 ft.
Depth of Water: 20.00 ft. Casing Diameter: 4.00 in.
Screen Length: 20.00 ft. Developed By: Electric Pump
Development Time: 4.00 hrs. Well Yield: 8.00 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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