Foni Jarrol District Handpump Repair Tour Phase Two—The Gambia 

Foni Jarrol is one of the nine districts of The West Coast Region, which is located to the south of the Gambia River in the southwest of the country. FoniJarrol is in the far east of the region, between FoniBondali and the border with Senegal. The district is widely dominated by the Jola tribe and it is well known for its traditional cultural festival called ‘’Futampaf’’. This is a Jola traditional initiation ceremony that dates back centuries ago. 

The district has played host to thousands of refugees fleeing the Southern Senegalese region of Cassamnce’s crisis which saw fighting between Senegalese forces and Cassamance separatist rebels. This has had serious difficulties both economic and social affecting the district, among which is the scarcity of clean drinking water. Environmental issues are still persistent due to illegal logging causing mass deforestation within the district.

WASSADU (GPS: N13°12.867 W015°51.714) Population:1500 

5 stainless steel pipes with rods, 1 conversion, check-nuts, dewatering and sanitizing the well, hand washing station. The contractor will construct a new trough for the village ruminants to drink from, which will help the community economically.

NIORRO JARROL (GPS: N13°13.921 W015°50.906) Population:350

Conversion head, new cylinder, 3 stainless steel pipes, re-digging the well extra 3 meters, de-watering and sanitizing well, hand washing station, new concrete slab. The contractor will construct a new water trough for the village ruminants to drink from, which will help the community economically. 

JOREM DRAMEH KUNDA (GPS: N13°14.225 W015°53.893) Population:300

1 Conversion head, 2 new cylinders (twin pump), de-watering and sanitizing well, check-nuts, hand washing station, new concrete slab, The contractor will construct a new water trough for the village ruminants to drink from, which will help the community economically. 

KANGMAMUDU (GPS: N13°10.714 W015°48.476) Population:500 

2 New cylinders (twin handpump), conversion head, dewatering and sanitizing well, hand washing station, rod couplings. The contractor will construct a new trough for the village ruminants to drink from, which will help the community economically. 

CHEWELL VILLAGE (GPS: N13°10.736 W015°48.834) Population: 300 

New cylinder, conversion head, rod couplings (stainless steel), dewatering and sanitizing the well, plus hand washing station. The contractor will construct a new trough for the village ruminants to drink from, which will help the community economically. 

NB: WATER QUALITY TESTING FOR 5 VILLAGES (FONI JARROL DISTRICT REHAB TOUR PHASE 1)