52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 05 – Karang
This project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.
Karang, Fatick, Senegal
In 2010, a group of about 20 people, mostly women, formed a gardening group in a small space just outside of Karang right on the Gambian border. The husband of one of the women generously agreed to let them use his land free of charge.
The group took this initial gift and ran with it, creating a beautiful and productive garden full of hot peppers, cabbage, onions, eggplant, bananas, and citrus trees just to name a few. Currently their field is split into 20 individual plots centered around two fairly shallow wells.
Due to the high volume of people around these two wells watering can be both tedious and time consuming.
The installation of this pump means that one person will be able to pull water at a faster rate for the entire group. The well has a water basin attached which can hold approximately 5000 L of water, which when full facilitates easy and fast watering for everyone.
The 20 women with individual plots will directly benefit along with their entire families.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward, Byron Yee, Will Leborgne , and Cassie Blass
Insa Senghor, one of the leaders of the group explained their motivation:
“Last year these women wanted to start a garden. None of them had any work, but you can make a lot of money selling vegetables. This pump is good because it makes their work easier and we can water faster. If this pump works well, we already have plans to install it in other fields.”
Dollar Amount of Project
Donations Collected to Date
Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Cynthia Connolly, of Carpinteria, CA, USA.
If you now contribute $100, your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.
If you wish to contribute less than $100, the money will be applied toward the overall program
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.