Charity brings solar power to the villagers of Janneh Kunda

Updated on Jan 09, 2020 by Clarabel Jones

Blog > Charity brings solar power to the villagers of Janneh Kunda

Thanks to the generosity of Boston's St. Botolph's Rotary Club, another village in The Gambia can now benefit from solar powered lights.

On 21st December 2018, the villagers of Janneh Kunda in Kiang West in the Lower River Region of The Gambia celebrated the donation of 71 LED solar powered lights.

This is thanks to the generosity and hard work of Spalding and Welland and Boston St. Botolph’s Rotary Clubs, who together donated £3,000 to the Community Development Fund as part of their Light Up a Village project.

This is by no means the first time the club has donated to this fund - Janneh Kunda is one of many Gambian villages the charity has brought solar power to over the years. Prior to this, the Club also supported a number of school projects in The Gambia through our School Development Fund, and we are delighted to have their ongoing support.


The Rotary Club

Rotary is a global service organisation with around 1.2 million members and a number of clubs around the world. Boston St Botolph is one of them, a small club with just 16 members who meet up every Wednesday evening. Across all the clubs, members work hard to raise funds for local, national and international causes.

I'm sure we're not alone when we say that the Rotary Club members are an inspiring bunch. The villagers from each of the villages they have supported in The Gambia, as well as the staff at The Gambia Experience (both in The Gambia and here in the UK), would like to say a huge thank you for their ongoing support!

To find out more about our Community Development Fund, including the many benefits of solar powered lights, as well as how you can help, please click here.


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