Killy Village, Foni Bintang Karanai District, The Gambia

“Killy village is located along the Trans-Gambia south bank road. The community consists of the Jola and Mandinka tribe. The community depends on subsistence farming mainly growing groundnut, millet and corn. Women also collect traditional medicinal herbs from the bush and usually sell them at weekly markets called “Loumo”. This helps in household sustenance and other social activities. The community is facing severe water crisis as the current water source is not enough for the community leading to so many households depending on contaminated open wells which has serious health effects on their health. The refugee crisis earlier in the year when war broke out in the Cassamance, also put a heavy burden on the community’s water issue.”

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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.