Sinchu Gundo Village, Niamina East District, The Gambia

“This community is about 9km east of Kudang along the Trans-Gambia South Bank Road. It is a Fula tribe community with some new settlers of the Bambara tribe who migrated from Mali as a result of the crisis in Mali. The community is thriving and living harmoniously. The Fula tribe of the village are traditional herdsmen of the “Torrodo” from Fouta Torro, but the village itself is a subsistence farming community growing maize, groundnut and corn. The community is facing water crisis as its water source serving the community is broken down a long time now and as a result, they travel to neighboring village of Sinchu Alagie to have a few buckets of water. This is not often received well by the community of Sinchu Alagie whom in the past they have had a few land disputes with. Getting them a working clean water source will to a great extent help avert any future disputes or fights between them and their neighboring villages in the future.”

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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.