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WIG building project:

Women’s Initiative Gambia (WIG) was founded in 1997 in the village of Njau, Central River Region North, and was registered as a Community-Based Organization (CBO) in 2012.  Shortly after its registration, WIG opened its second office located in the Kombos, West Coast Region to serve communities within that region, as well as in the Greater Banjul Area(GBA) and the capital city of Banjul.  Unlike its Njau office premises, WIG does not own any office premises in the aforementioned areas, and therefore has been operating on rented property.  

In March of 2021, WIG was served an eviction letter to vacate its office premises at Yarabamba Estate Layout in Kombo North District on or before the 9th of April, 2021.  Isatou Ceesay has moved out all the files and belongings of WIG and is currently storing them at her personal residence in the Kombo area.  Isatou has recently made a plot of land she owns available to WIG to be used for the construction of a new WIG office.  The plot of land , measuring 50×50 meters is located off the Sukuta-Jambajelly Highway in Kombo North District.  They envision housing a showroom for WIG recycled products as well as a recycling work area and a composting site.  Having its office premises as its own property will not only save WIG financial resources but it will also give the organization independence in its operations.   

Additionally, a temporary structure constructed to store charcoal briquetting machines was recently severely damaged by heavy rainfall. Funding will also be directed and fixing this structure to ensure that necessary equipment is protected. 

Our goal is to reach $15,000 US dollars in donations. The total project cost is around $50,000 US dollars.  

Isatou walking her land in Kombo
Isatou setting up an initial structure for WIG
The building structure where charcoal briquetting machines are stored has been ruined by the rain.
The rain has destroyed the building restructure. Funding is necessary to fix the building to support WIG’s charcoal briquetting efforts.