Supporting financially poor women in The Gambia

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
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.

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

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 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. Despite limited resources and ridicule, Isatou and her friends persevered for more than a decade, eventually realizing economic empowerment through their recycled plastic purse project. The book also includes bonus information such as a Wolof language glossary, timeline of actual events, and photos of the women of Njau.