Conclusion of Bantanding-Tukulor Pump Project #2 - The Gambia
This project was to repair the second of the hand pumps, Pump #2, in Bantanding-Tukulor and to replace the cement wall around the pump.
At first, we were concerned that there would not be time to complete the reinstallation of this pump before the day was through. After prayers in the afternoon, the additional blocks that had been put up for safety reasons around the well came down easily, and the work progressed from there.
Again, the men were readily available to help. This is typical of the work I have seen in this village. No matter what the task, large and small, there are people willing to help.
At the end of the day, the alkali, representatives of the women's group, and other members of the community formally and informally thanked myself and the mechanic for the working pump.
No longer will the women and girls have to use a rope and pulley to bring up water from 30 meters. They are grateful to all who have made this possible.
We again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for this project.