Community Description: In 2010, a group of about 20 people, mostly women, formed a gardening group in a small space just outside of Karang right on the Gambian border. The husband of one of the women generously agreed to let them use his land free of charge. The group took this initial gift and ran with it creating a beautiful and productive garden full of hot peppers, cabbage, onions, eggplant, bananas, and citrus trees just to name a few. Currently their field is split into 20 individual individual plots centered around two fairly shallow wells.
Project Description: Due to the high volume of people around these two wells watering can be both tedious and time consuming. The installation of this pump means that one person will be able to pull water at a faster rate for the entire group. The well has a water basin attached which can hold approximately 5000L of water which when full facilitates easy and fast watering for everyone.
Insa Senghor, one of the leaders of the group explained their motivation: “Last year these women wanted to start a garden. None of them had any work, but you can make a lot of money selling vegetables. This pump is good because it makes their work easier and we can water faster. If this pump works well, we already have plans to install it in other fields.”
Peace Corps Volunteer’s Directing Project: Garrison Harward, Byron Yee, Will Leborgne , and Cassie Blass
Dollar Amount of the Project: $100.00
Donations Collected to Date: $100.00 FULLY FUNDED!