Wurokang Village, Kiang Central District, The Gambia
“This is a community of about 1,200 people and it is dominantly made up of the Mandinka tribe. It has been historically known as one of the earliest villages within the Kiang Belt. The community has tremendous Mandinka cultural history including Kankurang, Sewruba among others. The community is a subsistence farming community producing groundnut, maize and millet basically for home consumption. The community is grappled with the clean water crisis and the only water source was not meeting the people’s needs thus resulting in people consuming contaminated water. The repair of this broken water source has greatly helped to provide ample clean drinking water for the community”
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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.