Nianija Handpump Repair and Handwashing Tour—The Gambia
Nianija is one of the ten districts of the Central River Division of the Gambia. Nianija is a predominantly Pulaar-speaking region of the Gambia. There are approximately 33 villages in Nianija, the capital of which is Chamen, located at the district’s western edge. Nianija District is unique in that it has no boundary with Senegal. Its west, north, and south boundaries are distinct and are occupied by water for most of the year. Migrating livestock from neighboring Saloums and Niani, and as far away as Sami have been known to feed on Nianija swamp lands during the dry season. Animals from other areas to the west and the north (Senegal) also migrate here during the dry season.
Madina Sinchang Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ45.414 W015ᴼ04.683
Mandina Sinchang has a population of approximately 300 people. The well in Mandina Sinchang is topped by a twin pump that needs to have the stainless steel rod couplings replaced, needs its twin cylinders replaced, a new conversion head, and the construction of a concrete water trough, plus a hand washing station.
Ceesay Kunda Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ43.446 W015ᴼ07.916
Ceesay Kunda is a village of approximately 450 people. The broken well in Ceesay Kunda needs a new cylinder, four stainless steel pipes, and construction of a concrete water trough, plus hand washing station.
Wellingara Alpha Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ44.125 W015ᴼ06.501
Wellingara Alpha is a village of approximately 150 residents. Their broken well needs a new cylinder, replacement rod couplings, axle and bearings, and construction of a concrete water trough, plus a hand washing station.
Jailan Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ43.072 W015ᴼ00.639
The village of Jailan is home to approximately 600 people. The broken pump needs a new conversion head and a new cylinder, new check-nuts, rod couplings, and 7 stainless steel, plus construction of a trough and a hand washing station.
Ndegen Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ44.954 W015ᴼ05.018
Ngeden Village is large, with a population of roughly 1,600 people. To fix the centrally located well we will replace the Cylinder, we will install 11 stainless steel pipes, replace the rod couplings with new stainless steel ones, replace the twin pump’s 2 conversion heads, reconstruct its pedestal, plus a trough for the animals, and a hand washing station.
Nema Samba Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ44.164 W015ᴼ06.866
Nema Samba is a small village of 120 people. The broken pump needs a new cylinder and conversion head. We will also construct a new water trough, plus a hand washing station.
Sare Janko Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ44.637 W015ᴼ05.700
Sare Janko is a village of approximately 650 people. We will begin by dewatering and sanitizing the well, replacing the apron, cylinder, and conversion head, the bearings and axle, installing six stainless steel pipes, constructing a new concrete slab, a new concrete trough, and hand washing station.
Kayai Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ43.839 W015ᴼ07.219
Kayai is a village of approximately 500 people. The well we are fixing will need new bearings, a new chain, new axle and rod couplings, installation of 7 stainless steel pipes, and construction of a new water trough and hand washing station.
Jamwelly Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ44.922 W015ᴼ07.243
Jamwelly is a small village of 150 inhabitants. Their well needs a new cylinder, a new conversion head, new bearings and installation of one stainless steel pipe, as well as construction of a new water trough and a hand washing station.
Sinchu Baya Village: Coordinates: N13ᴼ45.525 W015ᴼ03.400
Sinchu Baya is a village inhabited by approximately 300 people. Their broken well needs a new pump cylinder, new rod couplings, installation of 6 stainless steel pipes, and construction of a new concrete water trough, plus hand a washing station.
NB: All these projects include cost for hand washing station in each community as part of Water Charity’s efforts in fighting Covid-19