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Boost for Bafuloto women gardeners

Feb 3, 2012, 2:24 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

Saamasang Federation, in collaboration with Child Fund The Gambia, on Thursday donated garden materials to Bafuloto Women Association.

The donated items included watering cans, hand forks and garden forks amounting to over D70,000. Seventy women in the Bafuloto community are to benefit from the donation.

Speaking at the handing-over ceremony at Bafuloto federation office, Gibba Fatty, community mobilizer of Bafuloto village, said it was very important Bafuloto Women Association got the garden materials as it would boost their production level.

Gardening is very important for the said community since most of the women there get their feeding from the garden, Mr Fatty said, adding: “They even pay their children school fees from their produce.”

For his part, Kojo Mendy, a board member of Saamasang Federation, also noted that Child Fund and the federation are ready to help the people of West Coast Region “provided they are ready to help themselves”.

He urged the women to put the garden materials into good use for their own benefit as well as for their children.

Alieu B. Sillah, programme development officer of Saamasang Federation, said Child Fund is committed to the advancement of children and their communities.

“However the children in the society or in the community need to be protected and have good health as well as education to maximise their potentials,” he said.

Mariama Bojang of the junior achievement of Saamasang Youth Association at Bafuloto village recalled how the women in the area struggle to maintain their gardening ventures.