Update 21-10-19: News from Gambia
While autumnal temperatures prevail in Bützow, it is currently much warmer during our visit to Gambia. Not easy to handle for the president of the association and her companions. But the joy to be back in Labakoreh after such a long time and to be able to act together with the people there prevails.
Ralf Badenschier, editor of the local newspaper „Schweriner Volkszeitung“ in Bützow, reported in an article and brought the beautiful picture (at the top of this page).
In his article, the journalist pointed out once again that a severe storm in July caused considerable damage to the buildings and boundaries. As is known, these were quickly repaired with the help of numerous donations. As a result of the damage, no one in Labakoreh went hungry, and food supplies were replenished with the help of our donors, despite higher prices. The pandemic is also causing economic problems for the country, as tourism is the main source of income.
Our maxim in the association is „help for self-help“. We want to improve the lives of the people in this village with them, so that we learn from each other. Because, of course, this is also a give and take. And women’s solidarity is also important to the members of the association across continental borders. For example, the women of the village will work together on a joint project to grow vegetables, which will help provide the village with needed, healthy food on a sustainable basis. Surely such a project has some other effects for the community life in the village. And in the end, the whole globe is just that – a global village.