Tama

Current situation

Tama is a rural village in the north of Guinea Bissau. It has a total population of 653, made up of 60 households.  The population is made up of 328 males and 325 females.

Currently there are no wells to provide clean water. There are hand dug wells which are open and often lead to diseases. The Tama community has no communal toilet. Some houses do however contain pits and traditional toilets.

Due to the lack of water and sanitation facilities health has been on a consistent decline. Infant mortality rates are extremely high, alongside the prevalence of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera. Malaria and malnutrition are also prevalent in this region.

How can we help?

We are working with this community to;

  • construct a well
  • build toilet facilities
  • construct a market garden
  • establish a micro-savings scheme

What will it cost?

  • Cost of a well: £6,000
  • Toilet per family: £150
  • 24 toilets needed: £3,600
  • Market Garden (per year): £2,500
  • Health promotion and education: £3,500

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