Ahdulai Village, Foni Jarrol District, The Gambia
‘This village is about 4 km south of the Trans-Gambia south bank road, via Arenkoli Kunda to Jundang stretch. It is a Wollof tribe community made of the Fana-Fana dialect. The community depends on subsistence farming mainly growing groundnut, millet and corn. It is a remote community with a very low school enrollment among children especially girls, partly due to the tribe’s unwillingness to embrace education. The community’s only water source is broken and as a result it is facing water crisis for a long time. People travel about miles daily to neighboring villages as deep as Cassamance across the border in search of clean drinking water for their families. Hopefully with the provision of clean drinking water, the community can be encouraged to send their children to school instead of using them for water collection.’
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This project was undertaken as part of our campaign of projects that actively reduce carbon emissions. This project helped the community save their much needed wood which was previously being burnt daily to boil water. This project has also eliminated the many thousands of hours previously spent on walking to collect water.