Kotusilo is a poor village built on the edge of a rubbish dump. The village has no running water or electricity and people live in overcrowded and basic conditions. Many of the houses are made from mud and it is not uncommon for them to fall down during the rainy season.


When visiting Kotusilo adults and children can be seen on the rubbish dump scavenging for anything they can reuse or sell.

Living next to the rubbish dump means that the families who live there are extremely vulnerable to all sorts of diseases and infections. In the rainy season they are at very high risk of malaria.

Each year Project Gambia distributes mosquito nets, solar lights, clothes and shoes to every family in the village.

Kutosilo Village


Distributing mosquito nets

Ridgewood High School, Park Road West, Wollaston, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3NQ

Telephone:(01384) 818445
Reg charity number: 1160143