Yallal Ba Pump Project – The Gambia

Yallal Ba Village, North Bank Region, The Gambia

Community Description
The village is a very rural community, consisting of about 350 villagers. Almost all members of the village are subsistence farmers who farm peanuts, coos, or yellow corn.

The village has one elementary school.

The village has two current working pumps located on opposite sides of the village.

There is a large women’s garden, but it has perished due to insufficient water availability. A pump located near the garden, and close to many housing compounds, has ceased to function.

Project Description
This project is to repair the broken pump located near the women’s garden.

The project is being implemented under the direction of the Village Development Committee.

Project funds will be used to purchase materials and to pay for the specialized labor.

The parts to be purchased and installed include: one conversion head, one discharging piece, one repair kit, one chain, eight-rod couplings, eight checknuts, one repair pipe, one handle axle, and two bearings.

Project Impact
The entire village of 350 will benefit by this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Leah Spare

This crucial project will bring needed water for drinking and household use to the villagers, and provide water to re-establish the women’s garden.

The repair of a pump is tremendously cost-effective, resulting in needed water for a fraction of the cost of developing a new water source.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date
$368.00 + additional amounts for future projects.

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Frederic Brown, of Coffeyville, KS, USA, with the help of friends and family of PCV Leah Spare.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Leah of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Leah and/or those of other PCVs in The Gambia.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.