Jiramba Village, Foni Kansala District, The Gambia

“Jiramba is located about 3km north of the Trans-Gambia south bank road via Sangajor. It is a Jola community of roughly 250 people. It is a subsistence farming community growing groundnut, millet and rice. Women engage in domestic animal breeding like goats and sheep. This helps to ease hunger during the hunger season of June to August. The community is remote and most often forgotten. It has only one handpump which used to serve the entire community and it broke down overtime. For a long while now, the community is using open wells for drinking and other household activities. It also plays host for several refugees fleeing from Southern Senegalese region of Cassamance. The water crisis in this village is a huge one”

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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.