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Update 6: Construction Site - Catastrophe in Gambia

Due to the almost permanently bad weather (rainy season), it is not  easy to make progress on the construction site. 

 

The Gambia was hit by another storm last Friday around 11.30 p.m.

 

A woman in the neighborhood was hit in the face by a flying debris (allegedly an iron gate) and got killed.

 

The storm also destroyed the maternity ward of Fass Njaga Choi. It had been built by the VDC and a charity called HELPING CHARITY.

At the time of the storm, there were 2 women in the station. One birth went smoothly and the mother and child could be discharged, but the other had to be relocated because the roof was leaking heavily. Rainwater poured from a the cardboard ceiling panels onto the beds and the entire floor of the ward.

The ward serves the catchment of 19 neighboring villages, so the roof has to be repaired asap - just like so many other buildings.

 

The neighbor who took the widow and her children in now also has (partly) no roof - see photos.

 

Some good news at the end: Another neighbor donated 5 bags of cement to the family to help rebuilding their house.

 

 

 

Building a houses is not cheap, even in Gambia.

We still need your support, please.

 

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Reason: storm victim

 

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Update 5: Construction Site Progress - Catastrophe in Gambia

 

Thanks to your donations we were able to start already:

 

Construction started July 26, 2021.

Due to heavy rainfall partly with local flooding, it is not possible to work continuously.

Bricks are currently still being produced by hand.

Here some current photos again.

 

 

 

 

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 4: Construction Site Progress - Catastrophe in Gambia

 

Thanks to your donations we were able to start already:

 

Construction started last Monday.

Due to heavy rainfall partly with local flooding, it is not possible to work continuously.

Bricks are currently still being produced by hand.

Here are two photos from Sunday.

 

 

 

 

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 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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IBAN: AT 31 3209 2000 0281 1289

BIC: RLNWATWWGAE

 

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