Bambako Village, Kiang Central District, The Gambia

“This is a community made up of the Bambara tribe which originates from Mali and settled in this part of Kiang Central District about a century ago. It is made up of the Touray, Yarbo and Keita clansmen. The community is usually neglected and as a result is facing severe clean water crisis. Sickness among children and women is common due to lack of clean drinking water. The community is a farming subsistence farming community that mostly grows groundnut, maize and millet basically for home consumption which barely meets their yearly needs. The community has a population of about 300 people.”

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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.