Kamfenda Village, West Coast Region, The Gambia

‘Kamfenda Village is located along the Trans-Gambia South Bank Road. It is a farming community growing groundnut, millet and corn. It also has some traditional blacksmiths making traditional farming implements like hoes, axe etc. The community is a crucial point linking several villages within the south bank and southern Senegalese region of Casamance and as a result it has become a hub for several indigenous villagers in terms of inter commerce and exchanges. The community has about 1,500 people but the people living on the north east part of the village are isolated and as a result the water source within that area has not been working causing severe water shortage for the community. Tension have been rising within the community as a result of the water crisis. The area has a population of about 250 people.’

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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.