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Sierra Leone is currently off track on meeting the target of halving the percentage of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Only 57% of the country's population have access to safe drinking water. 30% of all schools are without running water and 14% of all under 5 child deaths are due to diarrhea and other water related illnesses. Women and girls are particularly affected spending time and energy on water collection on daily basis.
AID, through its EMAS Technology adopted a low-cost self water supply concept, providing technical WASH facility implementation as well as training for local WASH technicians. The promoted low-cost Water Self-Supply technologies in Sierra Leone include a wide range of low-cost options such as hand drilled wells, rain water harvesting systems, household water. The presented water self-supply approach follows a do-it-yourself and an added value principal.
AID, through the use of Emmas Technology has been able to construct over 800 wells in various communities in rural areas in Sierra Leone. With the great impacts our intervention is making in addressing the growing water concerns of poor people, we are committed to reaching more communities as clearly articulated in our 2020 vision to reach up to 2,000 communities. AID is also very determined to also implement the Emmas Technological approach to other parts of Africa.