Buram Village, Foni Bintang Karanai District, The Gambia

“Buram village is a small and isolated village located about 7 km north of Kabocorr via the Trans-Gambia South Bank Road. The community is primarily made up of the Jola tribe who largely depend on fishing of Tilapia and Bonga along the banks of river Gambia in the area called Bintang Bolong. They also engaged in small-scale subsistence farming, growing rice and groundnut. The water source in the community has been broken for a long time and they currently depend on open wells which are often contaminated by bats and frogs. The infestation of bats in the community’s open wells is severe that they had to go to nearby villages searching for water. Travelling several kilometers daily to Neighboring villages like Katakorr and Kassagne for water has made their life depressing and hard.”

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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.