Arangallen Village, Foni Bintang Karanai District, The Gambia

“Arangallen village is situated along the Trans-Gambia South Bank Road about 7KM east of Sibanor. The community consists of Jola and Mandinka tribes living harmoniously together. The community is a subsistence farming community, growing groundnut, millet and rice. The Village has been suffering from lack of clean drinking water due to the large number of people within the community. The current water source is not enough to serve the entire village. The settlements on the eastern part of the community with hundreds of people felt marginalized and left out without any source of drinking water. This has resulted in feuds and quarrels on the water source situated on the western side of the community which is not enough to serve the community. Added to the crisis is the inflow of refugees from the war in Cassamance, most of whom settled on the eastern side of the community. Water scarcity has led to scuffles and fight at times making the situation tense among members of the community.”

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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.