Women's Finance Association on the 17th of January held an extraordinary
meeting at The Gambia Senior Secondary School Hall in Banjul. This meeting brought members from
all over the country. GAWFA was established in 1987 as a not-for-profit making
company limited by guarantee. In 1997, GAWFA became the first microfinance
organisation in The Gambia to be licensed by the Central Bank of The Gambia as
a non-bank financial institution (NBFI). Since, GAWFA's mission is to serve as
a financial intermediary to enhance the entrepreneurship development of women
as a means of alleviating their poverty, it also serves as a vehicle for
mainstreaming women in national development.
Jagne the General Manager explained to the members in Wollof what motivated
this extra ordinary meeting. "This is a way of coming together abd supporting
each other so that GAWFA can move on."