Kanuma Village, Foni Bintang Karanai District, The Gambia

“Kanuma Village is located about 5km north of Tampoto along the Trans-Gambia South Bank Road. It is a Mandinka tribe community of roughly 400 people. They are the descendants of the Biyayi clan who migrated from the ancient Kaabu Kingdom. The village is a historical place for several Manneh, Sanneh and Sanyang families. The community is a subsistence farming community growing groundnut, millet and corn. It is well known for producing traditional farming implements like “doumo and kobirango”. The community’s water source has broken down for a long while now. As a result, the community is currently depending on neighboring villages of Nyangit for water, which is about 2 kilometers away and they are often given frown face there anytime they come o collect water. This has often resulted into scuffles and quarrels between the two neighboring communities.”

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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.