Sare Babou Manokang Village, Kiang East District, The Gambia

“A population of 250 people now have access to clean drinking water. Yaya Jawo, head of the village expressed his delight to the rehabilitation works: “We can now sleep well and live well because we have clean drinking water.” One of the women elders Mrs. Mariatou Bah thanks the donors for the noble work. “Your reward is with God”, she said. “We and our children can now live healthy and happy, not to be worried about a child’s frequent diarrhoea issues due to lack of clean drinking water. We thank you very much”. As part of efforts to fight covid-19 especially in vulnerable communities, a hand washing station with soap and other detergents was also installed in the village, to enable people to practice hand washing especially before using the hand pump. A concrete water trough was also made, in order for domestic animals like goat, sheep and other livestock to drink from, to avoid water wastage. Training sessions on water sanitation and hygiene will be conducted for the community to better manage the water source.”

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