Updated: Aug 4, 2022
Bafaluto cost 45k but the latest village cost 20K
No paid staff and no admin costs.
The Gambia in particular and West Africa in general has not been ravished by Covid but to date there has been no scientific or medical explanation, so lets just be thankful and try to work on the myriad of other problems, such as lack of clean water and sanitation, underfunded education, massive youth unemployment and a healthcare system which results in the following sad rates for Infant Mortality (Gambia 40/10K, EU 3/10k) and Maternal Mortality (500/100k,3/100K) Source:https://www.macrotrends.net/
The impact of Covid in Europe (and now the Russia/Ukraine war) has been so severe that fund raising has been well nigh impossible, therefore we are especially grateful to the small number who continue to support our work, a special thank you, you know who you are.
We are currently working on some technical problems with one of the nine villages in which we have provided clean water systems, the others are functioning well and have extended the network as village populations have grown. The first “PING” village, Bafaluto, has almost doubled in size since 2008 and thanks to a very active Water Committee they are adding 20,000lts water storage to complement the original tank of 25,000lts.