Brumen Village, Foni Jarrol District, The Gambia

‘Brumen village is located near Kalagi along the Trans-Gambia south Bank Road. It is a community of about 300 people. The community is primarily made up of the Jola tribe, with some Manjago tribe who originally migrated from Guinea Bissau during the PIGC war for independence from Portugal. The community is a subsistence farming community, growing millet, corn and groundnut with a handful of them engaged in fishing tilapia along the banks of The River Gambia stretching from the famous Bintang Bolong creek. The community’s water source has been broken for a long time and they currently depending on neighboring villages for water, which has resulted in severe water crisis.’

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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.