Bajiran Village, Foni Kansala District, The Gambia

“Bajiran is located about 7 KM north off the Trans-Gambia south Bank Road via Mayork. It is a community of about 400 people. The community is primarily made up of the Jola tribe and also home to a small group of Fula herdsmen. The community’s only water source handpump has been broken for a long while. It is also infested with rodents. The villagers are now using open wells as source of water. According to the public health officer posted in the district hospital in Sibanor. The community is among the top to register waterborne diseases within the entire district. This has severe effects on women and children especially those under 5 years of age.”

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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.