Bantanding-Tukulor Pump #1 Project – The Gambia

Bantanding-Tukulor, North Bank Region, The Gambia

Community Description
The village of Bantanding-Tukulor is located in the North Bank near the border with Senegal. It is a farming village with 35 compounds, housing about 200 people.

The people of the village grow coos, groundnut, and corn. They also plant cashews and mangoes. They have recently joined a tree-planting project in the Jokadu area and have two nurseries for live fence and other species.

The village has two hand pumps but both are in disrepair and need parts and repairs in order to be operable and safe. Pump #1 has an intact cement wall around it. It is not being used at all at this time.

The moving parts in the pump itself are worn and need replacing. Additionally, other bolts, couplings, bearings, and the handle chain are in need of replacement. The concrete wall only needs reinforcement where there are cracks.

Project Description
This project is to repair the first of the hand pumps, Pump #1.

The work will be done by Ibu Sinyan, the local well mechanic.

Project Impact
This project will benefit the 200 people in the village who rely on this pump for water.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Suzanne Brewer

This is a critical project that must be remedied at once for the community to have water for their daily needs. Simple repairs represent a very cost-effective solution.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative, with the help of friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Suzanne Brewer.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Suzanne of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or other projects in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.