Bulanjorr Village, Foni Bintang Karanai District, The Gambia

“Bulanjorr village is about 3km north of Kabocorr via the Trans-Gambia south bank road. It is a Jola and Mandinka tribe community. The community depends on subsistence farming mainly growing groundnut, millet and corn. A lot of the inhabitants of the community migrated from the South of Kiang West in search of arable land for cultivation of crops for their families. The community’s water source has been broken for long time and as a result it is facing water crisis. People travel miles daily to neighboring villages in search of clean drinking water for their families. The Alkalo (Village head) narrated the ordeal families had to go through in drinking contaminated water from open wells, toddlers, women and girls bear the brunt of most of the hardship.”

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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.