The WaSH interventions of Inter Aide in Sierra Leone

Inter Aide is doing rural WaSH in Bombali district since 2007.

Activities started in Kamakwie’s area with water points’ construction and/or rehabilitation, sanitation (especially CLTS since 2012) and hygiene promotion with the communities. In 2011, were launched the first steps of the maintenance program when the first local technicians were trained for hand pump maintenance.

The maintenance, including initial water point rehabilitation*, extended to the area around Makeni, the capital district, in 2012 (where sanitation and CLTS was already on going through Inter Aide’s health program).

In 2015, all Bombali’s district is now covered by activities of maintenance or new constructions. In parallel, as there are lot of small communities (less than 120 people) where the construction of a water point with a hand pump will be too costly (not enough beneficiaries, but also not enough manpower as Inter Aide is requesting a lot of community participation in its projects, but also too much money for the community to maintain the infrastructure…), Inter Aide proposes options for chlorination of the traditionnals water points (Household water treatment).


* To know more about the difference between repair, rehabilitation, maintenance cf. to the following note on ”Pratiques” website : definitions of the maintenance.


These projects are or have been funded by the French Agency for Development AFD, the European Union, Unicef, and the Provictimis fundation

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