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Population 5.7 million
Land mass 71,740 sq km
Life expectancy 47.8 years
Under age 5 mortality 19%
Literacy rate 40%
Access to safe water  57%
3 doctors per 100,000
57% population live on $US1 per day or less
United Nations HDI ranking 180/187

Water Wells
The primary school at Kamba had a water well which was so damaged it gave polluted water with resultant disease, especially in the wet season.  In early 2009, Kanga Schools was able to fund the rebuilding of this well so that clean water would be available.

Rokothrr, a village of 2,500 in the north, had a clean water problem.   It became so bad that a request was made to Kanga Schools asking for help.

In 2010, Kanga Schools has partnered with the village in the Rokothrr Water and Sanitation project to bring clean water to the inhabitants.  A well has been dug, and clean water is now flowing and readily available to everybody.

At the opening of the new well, the chief made a long speech recognising the help given by Kanga Schools.  He said that prior to this new well, there was always quarrelling amonst the women on who was first at the well for the clean water; it was a "survival of the fittest".  All that is now past, as he says "there is now enough water for everybody regardless of when you arrive at the well".

A representative from Kanga Schools in Sierra Leone was invited to attend the opening.  He travelled by car, ferry, small boat for hours all the way to Rokothrr.  On arrival, there was traditional dancing and singing and exchange of gift  - and clean water from the new water well.

Now a third water well is constructed in a neighbouring village at Pewulway - and the primary school has also become a Kanga School.

 

 




 

 

 
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