Conclusion of Jassong Community Garden Well Project – The Gambia

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Meghan O’Connell. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build a well to be used primarily as a source of irrigation for a community garden.

Meghan reports:

We have finished the Water Charity- sponsored Jassong Community Garden Water project, and it was a success! We have two beautiful hand-dug wells in the garden plot ready to be used.

Originally the funding request was meant to finance only one garden well, but, based on a big need for water, the master digger agreed to take a lower payment per well and provide two wells.

The process took just over a month, and was completed by the master digger as well as two assistants for hauling the material out of the well during digging.

The top ring is cement lined and a cement skirt was constructed for safety, and each well is approximately 9 meters deep.

The community is tremendously happy and grateful to Water Charity for this project!
We are grateful to Meghan for completing this great project. Although the wells are used primarily for irrigation of the garden, the water is available as a resource for the community to use for drinking and other purposes.

We again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for this project.