Jarra West Handpump tour

Sare Saidy Village, GPS: N13°23.018   W015°34.063

Sare Saidy is a poor subsistence farming community of approximately 400 people. It has only one water source for the entire village, which has been broken for a long time. As a result, the community is now relying on a contaminated open well water, which risks the villagers’ health.

We will replace the cylinder, rod couplings (stainless steel), the concrete slab, conversion head and concrete water trough, plus add a handwashing station.

Misira Village,  GPS: N13°22.934    W015°31.911

Misira is a border community between Gambia and the southern Senegalese region of Cassamance. With a population of roughly 800 people, Misira hosts a large number of settlers from Cassamance who ran away to settle in the community during the Cassamance rebel war in the early 1990s. The community is multi-cultural and multi-tribal. Its large population is profoundly affected by water scarcity.

We will replace the cylinder, install stainless steel pipes, as well as a concrete watering trough, plus a handwashing station.

Kohel Village: GPS: N13°23.192   W015°33.706

Kohel is a Fula nomadic community of approximately 350 people largely dependent on domestic cattle rearing and subsistence farming. It is an isolated community and the illiteracy level is very high. A majority of girls drop out of school largely due to the demand for water collection within the household. The community is largely dependent on one water source, which is severely damaged. At the moment, people within the community travel 3 kilometers to fetch water from wells in a nearby village.

We will replace the cylinder, construct concrete water trough, and add a handwashing station.

Sare Musa Village: N13°24.615   W015°31.891

Sare Musa is made up of approximately 300 members of the Fula and Mandinka tribes, most of whom migrated from Northern Senegal about half a century ago. The community has only one handpump, which barely works. The resulting water shortage is hitting the community hard. Frequent fights and quarrels occur at the water source due to the limited number of drops. Water scarcity is causing animosity among neighbors and creating a sense of insecurity within the community.

We will replace the conversion head, the cylinder, construct a concrete watering trough, replace the check-nuts, tank, rod couplings (stainless steel, install 8 pipes (stainless steel), plus add a handwashing station.

Fonkoi Kunda Village: N13°24.320   W015°33.431

Fonkoi Kunda is another community of approximately 250 people facing a severe water crisis. The community is heavily dependent on open wells. The only handpump in the village has been out of service for a long time. As a result, people frequently use donkey carts to travel to neighboring villages to fetch water. At times, they face hostile behaviors from the neighboring villages in the process of collecting water.

We will construct a new concrete watering trough, replace the cylinder, install 4 pipes (Stainless steel), replace stainless steel rod couplings, conversion head, tank, pedestal, plus add a handwashing station