Waves For Water + Shine On Sierra Leone = safe water for schools and villages in West Africa. Thank you Handisides family of San Francisco for funding Phase 2 - November, 2013. The following images show Waves For Water teaching and developing three new water sources: Rainwater Harvesting, Well Restoration, and Point-of-Use Water Filtration. The combination of these solutions result in new, abundant sources of safe drinking water for 20,000 thousand people in Kono District of Sierra Leone.
Jon Rose and Tiffany Persons collaborating to bring safe water to her school, Shine On Sierra Leone.
Catching rain is the simplest thing a human can do - To any building, add gutters, water tanks, filters = best water on the planet . . . No building? No problem - string up plastic tarps from nearby trees and funnel storm surge into waiting containers. Rain is freely given - just catch it.
Our local team, without which no progress can happen. Intense focus - day after day - we work, we sweat, we bond, we share 15,000 liters of the best water on earth + three wells now providing water for thousands - and enough water filters to give access to safe drinking water to 20,000 people.
Each project begins, and ends, with a road trip across vast frontiers, across continents, into places long forgotten - where a bucket and a filter can mean the difference between dying and living.
Just fix it - that's our motto - a day of labor and the right replacement parts = abundant water for entire village.
Instead of drilling new wells, just restore the thousands of dead wells like this one - at an average cost of $300 each.
Building foundations for new water storage tanks.
Rainwater Harvesting Workshop - teaching the teachers - By the time we're done, local teams have learned a new skill - how to catch, store, clean, and share abundant rainfall.
Installing rain gutters and building foundations for new water storage tanks.
The adults are so grateful - knowing their kids are the ones who suffer the consequences of bad water. Shine On Sierra Leone now enjoys the benefit of having 15,000 liters of water from heaven. If we catch the rain that falls on the schools, there is more than enough for everyone.
During Phase One we noticed several wells no longer working. In Phase Two we brought three dead wells back to life.
Typical W4W well restoration & filtration program in deepest Africa. As soon as we're done - a steady stream - thousands receiving water from a single well.
We bring modern tools - the carpenters & plumbers are so happy. Our partners in USA and Europe are providing much more than water - tools, techniques, friendship, hope, future.
Our videographer & driver helping to get more water to more people - ground zero' in the daily disaster of water borne disease.
A well, dry for years, now flowing. At each restoration we distribute enough filters and buckets for entire village.
Like us, Kadie and Mohamed believe safe drinking water is a basic human right - and then they put their beliefs into daily practice.
Kids shouldn’t have to play biological Russian Roulette each time they take a drink of water from local streams, ponds, bore holes. The global problem of safe drinking water is solvable.
Completion of W4W-SOSL Phase Two = three new sources of water: rainwater harvesting, point-of-use water filtration, and well restoration projects for schools, villages, hospitals. Heat exhaustion + dehydration = one totally happy clean-water team.