TACKLING HUNGER
GAMBIA

TACKLING HUNGER

Gambia is one of Africa’s smallest and poorest countries, ranking 168th out of 187 countries in the united Nations Development Programme’s 2011 human development  index. Over 60% of all Gambians depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Food and income insecurity are widespread due to crop failures and shortages of cash.

 

Every year, poor households in the rural areas face the ‘hunger season’, a period of two to four months at the peak of the rains, when household food stocks are low or depleted.

SUPPORT FOR GAMBIA’S DEPRIVED FAMILIES

In July of 2014, we embarked on a project aimed at assisting some of Gambia’s most deprived families. A campaign was launched in the UK to raise funds to provide hundreds of poor families with food parcels. The recipients of the food parcels were to be some of the most impoverished families in the region, those in urgent need of food aid.

WHAT WE DID

With the help of a local NGO, our team compiled a list of some of the most deprived families in various areas of the Lower River District of Gambia. Food parcels were prepared and distributed to hundreds of families.

Budget/Cost

Breakdown of project cost: Hunger, Food & Nutrition, Gambia, July 2014

Item Unit cost (GBP) No. of items Total cost (GBP)
Oil £3.5o 140 £490.00
Spaghetti £1.50 140 £210.00
Dates £2.50 140 £350.00
Rice £3.50 140 £490.00
Sugar £1.00 140 £140.00
Transport & packaging £0.50 140 £70.00
Total £12.50 £1,750.00

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