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Bring Clean Water to 15 Villages in Rural Gambia

 
$5,850
$9,150
Raised
Remaining

Summary

This project will repair broken handpumps in 15 rural villages in Gambia, West Africa. For many communities, handpumps are the only sources of clean water. When they break, locals have to depend on dirty and unsafe open wells. Our work restores clean water access, prevents waterborne disease, and lessens the burden of water collection, especially for women and girls. This initiative will benefit 10,000+ women, children, and men with increased water security and improved health.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In rural Gambia, West Africa, there is a water crisis. Handpumps installed by aid agencies in the 1980s-90s are falling into disrepair due to the lack of spare parts and weak maintenance strategies. Often the only source of clean water, once a village pump breaks, locals resort to using open unprotected wells or walking long distances to find working pumps. Drinking dirty water from open wells exposes villagers to serious waterborne diseases and traps them in a cycle of poverty and ill-health.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Gambia Lifewater Project identifies rural communities with broken handpumps and clean water shortages. We conduct handpump repairs and installations for poor villagers at no cost, using genuine replacement parts and a certified mechanic. Our work extends the life of ageing pumps for another 3 to 5 years. For vulnerable villages with just one pump or pumps beyond repair, we replace these with more durable and robust handpumps that can serve 20+ years, ensuring lasting clean water access.

Potential Long Term Impact

By fixing old handpumps, introducing more durable pumping technology, and training mechanics, we are revitalizing rural Gambia's network of ageing handpumps to ensure more sustainable and reliable clean water access for local families. Our work directly curbs waterborne diseases, increases water security/availability, and fights poverty. So far, we have reached more than 13,000 women, children, and men with improved clean water access, and through this project, hope to reach 10,000+ more.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,850
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $9,150
Total Funding Goal: $15,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Water Charity

San Gabriel, CA, United States
http://watercharity.org/node/353

Project Leader

Jeremy Mak

San Gabriel, CA United States

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