Kamsambou Village, West Coast Region, The Gambia

“This remote village has only one handpump serving the entire village and as a result of the high pressure it keeps breaking down due to poor standard parts and repair. This makes the villagers to use open wells in nearby bushes which causes sickness for them. The community is made up of the Baynunka tribe who survive primarily by way of subsistence farming in groundnuts, palm oil farming. The language of this tribe is on the verge of extinction due to discrimination and inferiority people put on them. Most of them nowadays preferred to speak and assimilate to other local languages instead of them sticking to their natural tribe language.”

Drop4drop In-country Partner

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.