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New project: ‘An apple a day....’


You will certainly know the old English saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’.

The children who live in the orphanage eat a piece of fruit and some fresh vegetables every day, and fortunately they are seldom ill.

Everywhere in the Gambia there are stalls with fruit and vegetables by the roadside.

Depending on the season the commonest fruits are mangoes, watermelons, papayas, bananas and oranges, but apples (imported) are also available.

There are a number of banana trees and coconut palms on the orphanage land, and behind the orphanage is our vegetable garden where we grow okra, spring onions, aubergines, carrots, lemon grass, lettuce and cabbage among other things. So our gardeners Bakary and Kekuta teach the children in a pleasant and positive way how fruit and vegetables grow. The older girls learn to cook with fresh ingredients; in the Gambia young women must be able to cook before they leave the parental home.

We cannot grow everything ourselves, so every Friday morning ‘mother’ Esther goes to the market in Serrekunda to buy fruit and vegetables.

We spend about €50 a week on fruit and vegetables. That is a substantial part of our budget, which is why we started the ‘An apple a day’ project.

We hope to raise a total of €2,600: enough to buy fruit and vegetables for all the children for a whole year.


You would really help us enormously by transferring your contribution to account number IBAN LU42 0030 6563 9934 0000 (BGLLLULL), in the name of the organisation Les Amis de Gambie citing ‘An apple a day’. Thank you very much for your contribution !

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