Sierra Leone Boreholes

CO2balance are proud to announce their first ever carbon project in Sierra Leone has been listed today on the Gold Standard Registry. The Gold Standard Micro-Scale Borehole Project in Sierra Leone involves the rehabilitation and maintenance of hand-pumped boreholes owned by communities in Bombali District, in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The CO2balance borehole project will create a network of functioning boreholes throughout the country. In addition to supplying clean, safe water and mitigating climate change, this project will impact local peoples lives by:

  • Resulting in less wood used by households, which will reduce pressure on local ecosystems
  • Reduce time spent collecting wood to boil water
  • Reduce incidence of illness (and therefore less opportunity costs for families)
  • Reduce expenditure on wood fuel, leaving money free for other household expenses
  • Increase familiarity within the communities about the planned preventative maintenance of boreholes

Our partners on the ground Leone Resources are responsible for the borehole repair programme with work due to commence as soon as the terrible EBOLA outbreak enables the repair programme to move forward. CO2balance would like to take this opportunity to wish all our partners and indeed wider afield, anybody who has been effected by the EBOLA outbreak in Sierra Leone good health and every safety in this awful time.

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Our team on the ground in Sierra Leone at the local stakeholder meeting.

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New Borehole Projects in Sierra Leone

Co2balance is launching new Gold Standard Micro-Scale Borehole Projects in Sierra Leone with the first boreholes being rehabilitated in Bombali District in the northern part of the country. Co2balance has arranged a meeting with local stakeholders in which we seek their opinion on the project’s design and social and environmental impacts; we believe this is an essential step in implementing a project in which the local community has ownership – thereby maximising the chances of successful adoption. The meeting will be held on the 22nd February in Kamakwie and we are hoping to welcome all major stakeholders from the Sierra Leonean energy and WASH sector as well as future borehole users from the local communities.

Kamabayoi Borehole pump