Special event to be held at Birch Memorial School, Makeni, commemorating WHI's water program, which spans Sierra Leone and four other countries in Africa.

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE, October 16, 2015 - World Hope International (WHI), a Christian-relief and development organization, announced today that they will celebrate the development of their 1000th water well with a special ceremony in Sierra Leone on October 19, 2015. Open to the media, the event will take place at Birch Memorial School in Makeni at 1:30 pm and will feature the unveiling of the 1000th well along with remarks from Hon. Alhaji Randolph Foday Bayoh, Deputy Minister of Water Resources, highlighting WHI's efforts to provide clean water to more than 680,000 people across Africa.

WHI's 1000th water well milestone comprised 251 wells in Sierra Leone, 282 wells in Mozambique, 235 wells in Liberia, 158 wells in Zambia, and 74 wells in Malawi. WHI has worked to drill clean water wells and provide sanitation facilities in some of the world?s most impoverished communities since 2004, proving successful their method of providing sustainable sources of clean water. A 2013 program audit found that 90 percent of the wells WHI has drilled in Sierra Leone, Mozambique and Liberia since 2005 are still providing water year-round.

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