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Update 3: Construction Site Progress - Catastrophe in Gambia

 

Thanks to your donations we were able to start already:

 

Construction started yesterday.

With the first batch of sand and cement, some bricks were made by hand in a special mold. They now have to dry before they can be used for construction. In the meantime, the remains of the old house can be torn down and other necessary work can be started.

The on-site helpers worked for hours with great enthusiasm.

 

 

Building a houses is not cheap, even in Gambia.
We still need your support, please.

 

Please consider donating.

Reason: storm victim

 

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Update 2: Urgent appeal: Catastrophe in Gambia

 

Thanks to your donations we were able to start already:

 

The first load of sand, steel and cement arrived yesterday. As we don't want anything to be stolen, everything (except for the sand) is stored with the neighbor.

There was an appeal to the neighborhood for as many people as possible to come and help with the construction work. Start of construction is planned for today.

We'll keep you in the loop.

 

 

Building a houses is not cheap, even in Gambia.
We still need your support, please.

 

Please consider donating.

Reason: storm victim

 

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Update: Urgent appeal: Catastrophe in Gambia

This is the house of the family of a friend of ours. As you can see it got completely destroyed. They also lost their father that night. They are faced with ruin.

 

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 Update:

We talked to the widow, Fatou. D., and the neighbor, who took the homeless family in.

Her husband had saved the children first and was finally trying to leave the house with his wife. That's when the house collapsed. His legs were totally smashed by the rubble and his blood loss was too severe to save him. His wife also had a massive piece of the wall on her chest and couldn't move. Only the children were able to run to the neighbors and call for help. And as we've already told you, nobody had heard them.

Fatou's injuries got treated, but she also had a serious shock after the disaster.
Currently, they are staying with a neighbor, who told us, that he didn't know what to do. Nobody was helping so far and the family had nowhere to go. And this wasn't about to change in the near future, so they were stuck in their situation.

They were so mind-blown and relieved when we told them, that we'd help them rebuild the house by means of your donations.
The neighbor said, he'll organize people to work on the construction site. We'll send the material. This time the house will be built with cement bricks, since the mud houses are not solid and safe.

Also, there will be video/photo updates of the progress.

Meanwhile, I send you the sincere thanks from the widow, the children and the neighbor.

 

 

Building a houses is not cheap, even in Gambia.
We still need your support, please.

 

Please consider donating.

Reason: storm victim

 

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Urgent appeal: Catastrophe in Gambia

This is the house of the family of a friend of ours. As you can see it got completely destroyed. They also lost their father that night. They are faced with ruin.

 

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Full story:

 

An overnight windstorm in Gambia has killed more than 10 people, the National Disaster Management Agency said Thursday.

 

“The North Bank [Region] was hard hit...We recorded a minimum of deaths [there] and at least one in the West Coast Region,” the agency’s executive director, Sanna Dahaba, told reporters. (Stats from Thursday morning, meanwhile there are more victims)

 

The storm began late Wednesday evening, affecting at least 3,140 people and internally displacing 1,531.

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Our friend's family home was destroyed in the storm in the middle of the night. The father took his wife and children outside in an attempt to evacuate them, when a large part of the house fell on him. His wife and the children could not free him. So they ran to the neighboring houses, banging on the doors and calling for help. But since the storm was so loud and everyone inside sought shelter and hid, the neighbors believed that the noise was the storm. The family spent the whole night crying and unprotected next to the injured father. It wasn't until the next morning that the neighbors found them and called for help. The father was transported to one of the main clinics in the capital Banjul because of the seriousness of his injuries.

 

Tragically, our friend's father, who was buried by rubble from his house on the night of the storm, could not be rescued in the hospital and died from his injuries.

 

We want to help the family.

Perhaps there are a few among you who would like to support?

 

Please consider donating.

Reason: storm victim

 

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New Project: Solar Water Pump for Wassu

On the right side of GAMBAid's homepage you can find the links leading directly to the donation platform "betterplace.org" or you click on the tab "Appeal/Spendenaufruf" or via the menu bar at  "Appeal".

These links mentioned above lead to our newest project: a maintenance free solar powered water pump for Wassu.

 

This project is aiming to finance a solar powered, maintenance free water well for Wassu, Gambia. Clean water is essential.

The out-dated well in Wassu, that provides 2 schools with 700 children and the neighboring village with water, is regularly breaking down because of wearout etc. In short: It's basically useless.
In order to ensure a sufficent water supply, we contacted a producer of solar powered, maintenance free water wells. They are willing to provide us with a well kit (limited edition). But of course not for free. That's why we urgently have to raise the needed funds.

This water pump would also irrigate the nearby (school-)gardens, where vegetables and fruits are grown.

Please help us to put this project into effect!



The Solar Pump is both a cost-effective and a sustainable solution. It

  • incurs no running costs,


  • uses renewable solar energy to easily pump water out of water wells,


  • efficiently pumps up to a depth of 100m/300ft,


  • allows water to be pumped at night, using the optional hand pump,


  • requires NO maintenance at all (high-quality maintenance-free materials make this possible),


  • is salt water resistant to avoid corrosion to the piston unit,


  • is affordable and can be manufactured all over the world to foster local economic development,


  • and can easily be assembled locally with local skills and parts.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you very much for your support!

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Please help us financing a maintenance free, solar powered water well in Wassu, reliably providing clean water for 700 students and the nearby village. You can support us via the donation account. We currently stopped donations via betterplace.org since it doesn't seem reliable to us anymore and they charge us for every donation we receive.

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