Ker Njugarey Pump Repair Project – The Gambia

Ker Njugarey, Jokadou District, North Bank Region, The Gambia

Community Description
Ker Njugarey is a small community of 45 compounds combined to reach a population of around 850 people. It is located in the Jokadou District of the North Bank Region of The Gambia. The village is a multi-ethnic community consisting of mainly Fulas, but also containing a few Wolof compounds.

The primary source of income is the farming of coos, ground nuts and maize. However, there are also some entrepreneurs and skilled laborers, such as bitik owners, vendors, carpenters, masons and tailors.

Situated 8-10 kilometers north of the main highway system on the Senegalese border, and only reachable by a pothole-marked and dusty road, this highly rural village is incredibly reliant on the existing wells and pumps (in poor working order) that currently supply the people with their water.

The village is filled with many hardworking and industrious people, but they are currently being failed by their government in that they have not been provided with a constant and reliable source of sanitary water.

Project Description
This project is to restore an existing hand pump well to reliable and working order.

After years of patch jobs and quick fixes the hand pump is in very bad working order, constantly needing maintenance and attention. With the money properly allocated, the village will be able to overhaul and replace many of the crucial parts that, as of today, are well past their date of validity, and thus falling apart from years of work.

The project is being implemented under the direction of the Ker Njugarey Village Development Committee. A pump parts supplier is holding the parts needed for the project, and the repair man and day laborers are standing by ready to start.

Project Impact
850 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Wells Brown

This project will assist the village to obtain a constant source of clean and sanitary drinking water.

Wells previously successfully completed the Medina Njama Pump Repair Project – The Gambia and the Ker Jain Pump Repair Project – The Gambia.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative, with additional funds from the Elmo Foundation for future projects.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify the Peace Corps Volunteer of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

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