Bunyai Village, West Coast Region, The Gambia

‘Bunyai is located about 1km south of the Trans-Gambia south bank road via Sangajor. It is a Jola community of roughly 200 people. It is a subsistence farming community growing groundnut, millet and rice. This community has only one handpump which is used to serve the entire community and it broke down completely thereby causing the community waterless. This emergency situation has prompted the community to drink from unclean and contaminated water sources for a long while now, the community is using open wells for drinking and other household activities.’

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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.