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Stichting Manneka Nederland

Op 12 mei 2011 is Stichting Manneka Nederland officieel opgericht via een akte bij Van Dijk De Jongh Notarissen in Dronten als ondersteunende organisatie voor Manneka Inc in Liberia. Tevens is de stichting ingeschreven bij de Kamer van Koophandel onder nummer  52722279 en heeft een eigen rekeningnummer met IBAN NL10 ABNA 0542 4325 28. Vanaf de oprichtingsdatum hebben wij een ANBI status en zijn we bij de Belastingdienst bekend onder RSIN 850568420 voor verdere details zie deze link

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Water is universally essential for drinking, cooking, personal and domestic use. The availability accessibility and adequate and portable water supply is of critical importance in the life of Liberians. Health problems associated with water supply due to contamination and poor hygiene cannot be over emphasized. Indeed access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right.

This right is recognized in international legal instruments and provides for sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses. An adequate amount of safe drinking water is necessary to prevent death from dehydration, to reduce the risk of water-related disease and to provide for consumption, cooking and personal hygienic requirements.

Civil War

assessment Beh town 1

As a result of the 14 year civil war in Liberia activities in the water and sanitation sector have not well organized and coordinated. Due to irregular and non – standardized methods of construction have result in poor yields of wells, abandonment of latrines and have further compounded the problems in the water sector.

The provision of safe water supply and sanitation facilities alone can not improve the health status of the community population. Many water related health problems will remain unless people change their behavior: washing hands, covering water source/containers and so forth. People will change their behavior when they understand what to do and why they should do it.

Most community members lack the understanding and appreciation of the importance of the social dimension to the water program. MANNEKA invest a lot in the involvement of the communities from the beginning, during and after implementation of their water projects therefore MANNEKA’s WATSAN programs are very successful.

WATSAN committee

Assessment wells Weajor, people take water before Mambu chlorinated the well 2

Especially the women’s from the community are involved in the MANNEKA WATSAN projects. When there is a breakdown in the hand pump of well for example, women suffer more than men. Therefore the women are involved in the process of deciding where to place community water source and maintaining them.

MANNEKA plays a big part in the establishment of a WATSAN committee in the communities where they are working. A WATSAN committee is the village level mechanism that motivates planning, implementation and maintenance of the water supply system. It is a formal council that undertakes responsibility and accountability for the water supply facility on behalf of the community.

The MANNEKA WATSAN training is focused on the WATSAN committee responsibilities and functions as:

  • Choose pump care taker ( at least one of which is a woman)

  • Designate a village pump mechanic to be trained by the program including women.

  • Establish a set of rules for the use and maintenance of the pump

  • Establish a mechanism for the funding of recurrent maintenance cost

  • To organize, supervise community’s labour, finance and material contribution to WATSAN projects


21- hulp van de jongens uit de buurt

MANNEKA CEO, Mambu Quoi, dug his first well in 1992 under the supervision of a UNICEF WATSAN engineer. 2010, 18 Years later his most common WATSAN activities are new hand dug wells and the rehabilitation and maintenance of wells including pump repair and training of WATSAN committee.

Site survey

Baseline survey done by Hamidu

MANNEKA is conducting for all her WATSAN activities proper site selection. The site survey data as features of the area (topography, soil and rock types) and the human uses and activities will be evaluated for the potential sources and routes of contamination to determine the site suitability for us as a water supply source.

Hand dug wells and concrete rings


MANNEKA is specialized in hand dug wells, the wells use a wide diameter hole, to allow humans to access and excavate the hole. Lined wells utilize pre-cast reinforced concrete rings to protect the wall of the well. MANNEKA casting her own culvert rings. The casting process employs a mixture of 1:2:3 (cement; sand; aggregate) concrete reinforced with mesh wire. MANNEKA ‘s culverts are manufactured and allowed to cure for a minimum of seven days before use.

Statistic water column

Assessment wells Beh town try to repare 3

Any MANNEKA hand dug well constructed in the raining season period from 1st May to 31rd October have a minimum static water column of at least 10 feet ( 3 meter) Any hand well constructed in the dry season period from the 1st November to 30th April will have a minimum static water column of at least 6 feet ( 1.9 meter) This calculation is only relevant for her hand dug wells located close to the coast or rivers. MANNEKA supplies inland greater depths of water to avoid wells drying up in the dry season.

Treatment with Chlorine

Upon the completion of a well construction of well rehabilitation MANNEKA disinfect the well shortly before pump installation. This initial chlorination is done to disinfect the well and all parts of the pump which during the construction may have been contaminated with disease causing organisms.

Other Solutions

In rural areas with a low population density the construction of a well is not always the most cost effective solution. In these areas clean drinking water can also be accomplished by using family water filters.


MANNEKA is working close with other WATSAN agencies and the Liberian authority and use as baseline the WES technical guidelines developed by ECHO / UNICEF.

Save the children, ZOA refugee care, Woord en Daad, CERF UNICEF, MSF, Salvation Army, SolidarityEO metterdaad ,UNHCR are some of the names of agencies who were very satisfied with the WATSAN activities done by Mr Mambu Quoi Manneka CEO


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