Build a well in The Gambia

Your Water Well in The Gambia


Gambia Case Study


The villagers of Sifoe, in the Kombo region of The Gambia, have no means of accessing water, and don’t have enough water available to live healthy lives.

Some families have tried to dig their own wells, but due to the harsh climate and lack of proper tools these soon dry out or collapse, along with it these impoverished people’s hope for a day without thirst.

A child dies from drinking dirty water like the water these villagers have to rely on every 20 seconds. That’s 4,000 children every day whose deaths could have been prevented.

With the kind support of our donators, Penny Appeal has built a deep well, which is now benefiting over 500 people in the community. With access to better sanitation and a clean water supply, the people of Sifoe are living healthier, fuller lives, and have been given a chance for a brighter future.


You can help save lives by building a well.


For millions of people in developing countries getting water is not as simple as turning on the tap. They have to walk for miles to reach the nearest water source. And when they get there the water is dirty and diseased. They drink it knowing it could kill them, but there is simply no other choice.

Help build a Thirst Relief well and you can give families reliable access to safe, clean water. This allows them to drink, wash, make wudu, grow crops and water their animals safely. It will mean they don’t have to spend hours fetching water each day, freeing up time to go to school, work or look after their families. It will mean children will be able to play and learn and do all the things that a healthy young mind should, rather than the bleak prospects they ultimately face right now.

Clean water means healthier lives, improved livelihoods and, ultimately, a route out of poverty and on the road to a better, brighter future.


Building your Thirst Relief well now for as little as 82p a day

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