Our Gambia Safe Water project has issued credits for the second time, and this is nothing but exciting! Why? Because aside from leading to a financial commodity which sale ensures project sustainability and continuous impact in our target communities, it also signals a 360 monitoring-round success of project activities, while rubber stamping the authenticity of our initiatives and interventions.
Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your projects yield measurable positive results in the people’s lives! The knowledge of impacting society is refreshing, and the personal joy and fulfilment is indescribable.
CO2balance and our in-country partner United Purpose rehabilitated 80 boreholes between Jan-April 2020 across the 6 districts within The Gambia. This project delivers safe water to rural communities who, prior to the project, were relying on unsafe, open wells and polluted rivers and therefore collecting water that needed to be purified before it was safe… Read the full article >
CO2balance is an ethical carbon project developer. UP has been working with them since 2013 to realise carbon finance. Carbon finance is an innovative business-based way to generate funds for clean water supplies. We have shown it can provide sufficient revenue to maintain rural water points in working order for at least five years. This… Read the full article >
Fanta Kinteh, who lives with her 4 children in Brikama Ba (Central River Region), has expressed how the repair of the well in her village has restored and improved her family’s access to safe water: “We used to travel 700 meters to the nearest village to fetch water. This has taken most of my time,… Read the full article >
Improving communities’ access to clean water during the COVID-19 emergency through the rehabilitation of boreholes. The global community is racing to slow down and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19, a pandemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and sickened 4.5 million people. In Africa, the virus has spread to dozens of countries… Read the full article >
COVID-19 has hit the world with a force that has upturned lives and devastatingly, is continuing to claim lives. This invisible killer has hit the entire globe, first with Asia, Europe, the USA and now Africa. The communities across the countries we operate in are highly vulnerable and susceptible to the virus given the large… Read the full article >
In September two of our team travelled to The Gambia for the first steps in establishing a country-wide Safe Water project with the United Purpose Gambian team. We visited rural communities within the west of the country to witness their daily struggle with collecting water and witness the true problems on the ground. When the… Read the full article >