WATER CHARITY – THE GAMBIA

Sustainable Development Goal 6.1: Safe and affordable drinking water
United Nations definition: “By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

The “Water for Everyone” initiative uses GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping as a collaborative umbrella facilitating the division of work between all parties interested in SDG 6’s provision of clean water for all. In the case of Water Charity’s Water for Everyone Initiative, provision of clean water to all the 15 million people who live in The Gambia, Togo, and Liberia—for starters. The most recent initiative undertaken by our Gambia Water Charity team included providing COVID-19 combatting hand-washing stations and soap at every well Water Charity rehabilitates in The Gambia.

Fixing Broken Wells In the Most Water Challenged Communities

Uneven distribution of fresh sources and constraints in water resources development and management make water access difficult for many segments of the Gambian population, especially those in the rural areas who often rely on unsafe water sources. In our GIS Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) mapping survey, we found more than 60 percent of The Gambia’s rural waterpoints were in disrepair. So far, we have completed 72 separate water rehabilitation projects, including 32 in the Fulabantang Ward, where our Sustainability and Development Plan & Pilot Project is based.

Please visit our Project Pages to see the work we are doing on the ground:

WATER ACCESS FOR WATER-CHALLENGED GAMBIANS

THE GAMBIA WASH CAPACITY AND GIS MAPPING

COVID-19 HAND-WASHING STATIONS IN THE GAMBIA

Check out our ESRI GIS Storymap:

There is great need for water access in rural The Gambia, so please use the button below to donate to our cause today.