Jallow Kunda Village, Kiang East District, The Gambia
“The community now have clean drinking water for its 150 inhabitants. It is with profound joy and happiness that am sending big big thanks to the donors for this great wonderful project said Almamy Jawo, the head of the village. He lamented the hardship they used to face just to have a drop of water. Now we feel heaven because we have water he said. Now our families can drink clean water easily thanks to the water project. Women and school going girls expressed delight to the availability of water, since they bear the brunt of water collection. Now we can wash ourselves and our little sisters clean said Mariama.”
“As part of efforts to fight covid-19 especially in vulnerable communities, a hand washing station with soap and other detergents was also installed in the village, to enable people practice hand washing especially before using the hand pump. A concrete water trough was also made, in order for domestic animals like goat, sheep and other livestock can drink from, to avoid water wastage. Training session on water sanitation and hygiene will be conducted for the community to better manage the water source.”
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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.