Sare Saidy Village, Jarra West District, The Gambia
“This project has been completed. The community now have clean drinking water for about 400 of its inhabitants. The community has been without access to clean drinking water for a long time. Head of the Village Alfu Bayo expressed his delight over the project. Women and girls also expressed happiness over the completion of the project. Ajara Saidyba, a local woman traditional communicator (Kanyelleng) said their children will no longer complain of diarrhoea and other related illnesses: “This will help us concentrate on other social economic ventures for our children’s education and not to be travelling back and forth to the District Clinic due to diarrhoea and other water related illnesses. This hurts us economically.” Oumie Kah who is also a village women leader, said “pregnant women can now breathe fresh air with a great relief and less stress because they will be drinking clean water, safe for them and their unborn child. The entire village thanks the donors for this laudable important project.”
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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.