New project of Les Amis de Gambie: Good Food Box
Good Food Box
The organisation ‘Les Amis de Gambie’ not only runs the orphanage, it is also committed to improving the living conditions of local people. It does this not only by supporting the economy, sourcing food and labour locally wherever possible, but also by giving help directly to those who need it. Three boreholes – water tapping points – have previously been installed in the village where the orphanage is located. Two football fields with paved stands have also been built, and the long dirt road that runs from the main road to the village of Banjul has been significantly improved, something which the whole village is really glad about.
A helping hand
In the coming months we want to give a helping hand to Gambian families from the less fortunate sectors of society, such as those facing illness, divorce or the death of the breadwinner. We want to help these families by donating a one-off food parcel containing the most important of life’s essentials. The staff of our orphanage will personally select the families eligible to receive the parcels. After all, they live in the area and know which families need help the most. Orphanage manager Mrs. Aminata Sesay will be personally responsible for buying and distributing the food parcels.
The parcels will of course be purchased from local shopkeepers in order to support the local economy.
For €35 you can help a family with a basic food parcel. This will contain 25 kg of rice, 9,5 kg of potatoes (= ½ bag), 9 kg of onions (= ½ bag), 5 kg of detergent (detergent is also used to clean the floor in Gambia), 4 packs of spaghetti, 5 cans of sardines, 1 pack of cornflakes, 3,5 kg of sugar and 1 pack of candles (many people are without electricity).
We would really appreciate it if you would help us by sponsoring one food parcel (or part of one). You can transfer your contribution to account number IBAN LU42 0030 6563 9934 0000 (BGLLLULL), in the name of the organisation ‘Les Amis de Gambie’ citing ‘Good Food Box’.
Your support makes all the difference!
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