Gambia Women's Initiative

The Gambia Women’s Initiative exists to support financially poor women in The Gambia with a stated goal of increasing their income, and thus improving the standard of living for their families and communities.

See more of what we have done.

We help communities develop there project idea, help with training, funding, and capacity building. This is to ensure continuity of the project activities as we move to new projects or to new communities. We are constantly looking for new ways to help communities. Click to find out what we are currently working on.


Social Media

The Gambia Women initiative has a strong social media presence. Join us on Facebook and like our page to get more information on our activities.

Isatou Ceesay's Story, Co-founder

Isatou started the Njau Women’s Group, a cooperative of about 80 women. She is also co-founded the GWI

"One plastic bag"

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia tells the inspiring story of five women who creatively dealt with their village’s plastic trash problem……continue

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“It’s a Gambian helping Gambians,” with a “soft culturally sensitive touch from the outside”

Carol, Co-founder

For more information about the Gambia Women’s Initiative and how to work with us