Our water supply project in Chissay Majaw, a huge success, gave us the idea to start a campaign: “Clear Water For A Clean Environment”. A village, which succeeds in introducing waste management and demonstrably keeping the village clean, we want to help to get a sufficient water supply. The first one can be achieved without money, for the second they need money. The following pictures should introduce this campaign. Please continue to donate for the water supply of Chissay Majaw, it was prefinanced, but we still have not the necessary amount of 8000 € together. It may also be more, because we will invest the extra amount in the new campaign.
Where to put the waste? Just a village somewhere in North Bank Where to put the waste? Who is caring for it in the village somwhere in North Bank? But if there is no water, they are alll hightly concerned undertaking a lot! the waste problem not only exist on rural site, it exists in the cities too, here near by QCITY it would be easy not just to throw away the garbage, but to dispose of it properly. It is not too late with cleaning up and creating an environmentally friendly waste disposal! Woman garden: it is hard work to draw the water from the well and every woman draws at least one hour of water a day to irrigate her small plant bed. She does it because it gives her an regular income. In the garden it is clean, there is even a compost place. In front of the garden the garbage accumulates, one sees no use to clear it away and from now on to dispose of the garbage neatly Chissay Majaw in North Bank – The water shortage was so bad that you went to the surrounding villages to get some water Chissay Majaw in North Bank – The lack of water was so bad that even from all existing wells the water was laboriously scooped Chissay Majaw in North Bank – The lack of water was so bad that even from all existing wells the water was laboriously pulled up for for the cattle. Chissay Majaw at North Bank – The animals were quicker to drink than they could pull up the water and fill the bathtub. Chissay Majaw in North Bank the water was pulled up from 32 meters deep The majority of villages in North Bank do not have enough water, the hand pump does not work anymore, so traditionally the water is pulled up. An animal fell into the well weeks ago. The carcass was not taken out, they continue to draw the water out for the animals, for men they are using another well to supply them with drinking water. Would I have been so courageous to go down there to get the carcass? so the handpump slightly improves the haul of water, but providing a village with that is a challenge. The counselor has been able to set up solar pumping stations for some villages through subsidies. These are in good condition, unfortunately, these are small dimensioned and therfore cannot provide the respective villages with sufficient water. They have not taken in account the size an growth of the population A pumping station funded by donations from abroad in a village in the North Bank. Unfortunately nobody cared that it was stably built. The tower collapsed under the load of filled water tanks and as a result the facility was not repaired but dismantled. Nobody feels responsible. What lesson you learn from this, you have to financially involve the villagers and the facility must be seen as a property to look out for, like the stations procured by the counselor. This is the water station in Chissay Majaw in North Bank, which originally pumped 3.000 to 5.000 liters per hour. Why the pump stopped working, we could no longer determine. A replacement pump, not optimally connected, now delivered even less, so that in the evening often not even 30.000 liters were available. They did not want to believe that we could install two pumps in one borehole. When we connected the first pump – the connection should be tightened after connecting the second pump -, some women came to catch the running water. They could not imagine that we would manage to have enough 3 hours later before it got dark. the second pump is connected and the connections are tight. Now more than 10.000 liters of water have been pumped per hour. Erveryone looked in the direction of the water tank and on the water clock and was astonished. the Gambian TeSito team that installed the pumps. On top of the water tower a Gambian is cheering over the water rushing into the tank. [de:]eine Stunde später floss an allen Wasserstellen das Wasser, es reichte für diesen Tag, was ursprünglich keiner wagte zu glauben. An hour later, the water flowed at all the waterholes, enough for that day, which no one dared to believe From the next day on, there was plenty of water, they could not empty the water tank anymore.