Chewell Village, Foni Jarrol District, The Gambia

‘This village is about 8 km south of the Trans-Gambia south bank road, via Kalaji Junction. It is subsistence farming community mainly growing groundnut, millet and corn. It is a fula tribe community with a majority of them nomadic herdsmen and some Mandinkas living among them. The community’s only water source is broken and as a result it is facing water crisis for a long time. People travel about miles daily to neighbouring villages like Kambaleba or across the border in search of clean drinking water for their families.’

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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.