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The Gambia | Let Girls Learn | Water for All

Osta, R.
volunteer from Georgia
in Gambia
Women Collecting Water

The proposed Water for All project involves access to clean water through increasing water capacity and quality by installing an AC/DC pump, four (4) 2000L plastic tanks, one (1) metal tower, four (4) solar panels, and 348 PVC pressure pipe extensions connected to 14 taps. The grant funding for the project will provide a substantial financing for its implementation.

The main objectives of this project are: 1. To enhance the quality of life for women and girls by using time less on fetching water and more on capacity building; 2. To enhance health care of the community, particularly children.

The community will contribute about 25% in cash and in kind of the total cost of the project. The water committee agreed that, once the system is installed, every adult in the village will pay 10 Dalasis/month as maintenance fee.

The potential impact of this project will be, but not limited to: 1. Improvement in the time spent by women and girls collecting water; 2. Increase in time for girls to study and for women to involve in livelihood activities; 3. Decline in rates of diarrhea among children to improve school attendance. 4. More gardening in the backyards of houses and healthier meals.

This project has been designed to expand access to education for girls in The Gambia as part of the Let Girls Learn Program. Learn more at letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov.

Your contribution increases the impact of Ms. Osta, her fellow Peace Corps Volunteers, and their communities; and makes a brighter future possible for young women in The Gambia.

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community contributions
$5,037.50
goal
$14,780.00
$13,337.50
total raised
Give to this project
$1,442.50 to meet goal
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