Missira Tenda Village, Kiang West District, The Gambia

‘Missira Tenda is located at the edge of the River Gambia after crossing from Bintang Bolong, via Foni Bintang Karanai. Missira Tenda is a Mandinka community of roughly 800 people. It is a subsistence farming community growing groundnut, millet and rice. This community is remote and most often forgotten. It has only one hand pump which used to serve the entire community and it has broken down over time. For a long while now, the community is using open wells for drinking and other household activities. According to the District public health officer, the village needs urgent intervention in clean water. Diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases are very common especially among children.’

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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.