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What do we want to change?

Gambia is one of Africa´s countries with a smaller population. With 1.7 million inhabitants, it has no major mineral deposits and other natural resources. Therefore, its economy is based on agricultural products and livestock for domestic consumption for 75% of the population, as well as tourism in the coast.

In this country there is great food insecurity marked by scarce rainfall and lack of access to seeds and fertilizer. It mainly affects women, as they are in charge of the family´s nutrition. In the rural areas, which are the poorest, the girls have very limited access to school.

This region is found in between: Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissae. The three areas are independent but share geographic and ethnic characteristics. They are is very poor, which affects the lives of the women.

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How do we do it?

Alianza por la Solidaridad works in the Casamance of Gambia:

  • We promote sustainable agricultural and livestock production to combat food shortages.
  • We promote income generation through marketing of local crops.
  • We promote clean sustainable energy.
  • We encourage cross-border cooperation with Guinea Bissau and Senegal to ensure the sustainability of natural resources, eliminating traditional practices fleece forest resources.

Who do we work with?

We work with the Agency For The Development of Women & Children (ADWAC). We are largely sponsered by la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional y Desarrollo (AECID) and other international organizations and agencies.

Ongoing projects:

  • Installing solar water pumps to irrigate orchards.
  • Promoting the use of local cereals such as rice and corn.
  • Provide a sustainable habitat for the local livestalk, poultry and cattle.
  • Placement of improved stoves that help decrease the use of firewood.
  • Awareness workshops to eradicate forest fires and the tradition of "slash and burn" forest areas.
  • install nurseries for transplantation of replanted forests.

Human development: 173 of 188 countries ranked

In this country there is great food insecurity marked by scarce rainfall and lack of access to seeds and fertilizer.

Alliance team in Gambia
We are in Gambia

Alianza por la Solidaridad ha trabajado durante seis años para garantizar el alimento de cientos de familias de Senegal, Gambia y Guinea Bissau en este proyecto que ha traspasado fronteras y que también ha conseguido coordinar acciones en favor de la igualdad de oportunidades entre mujeres y hombres y por la sostenibilidad medioambiental.

Alliance for solidarity developed in the region of Casamance (between Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissau) a project of ecological stoves that not only has improved the health of families, but cooking food faster and provides more autonomy for women. In addition, alarming deforestation in the area is being mitigated. Here we explain how an ecological kitchen can change your life.

Desde Alianza por la Solidaridad hemos puesto en marcha varios proyectos para luchar contra la deforestación descontrolada en Senegal y sus fronteras con Gambia y Guinea Bissau.

Reportaje.- Alliance solidarity with their local partners in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Gambia is implementing a project to support the dairy sector through improving the stables and the creation of units of milk processing. Sustainable local development led by African women!

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