28 February 2013

Gambia: Swedish Charity Donates to Chamen Community

Janjangbureh, Crr — A consignment of items comprising water tanks, solar batteries, second hand clothing and other health materials, was recently donated to the community of Chamen in the Central River Region (CRR) north by a Swedish charity called Slattmissionen Hjalbanee Hand.

The donation was meant to enhance the livelihood of this local community.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, one Musa Cham commended the benefactor for coming to their aid once again, acknowledging that the community has benefited a lot from them. He recalled that the same benefactors had earlier assisted Chamen school with furniture.

He called on the beneficiary community to make best use of the donated items.

Speaking on behalf of the organisation, Per Strigh expressed delight for assisting the community once again, and assured their unflinching support towards the development of Chamen.

He then thanked them for their hospitality and the warm welcome accorded them on their arrival in the village.

The district chief Alasan David Cham applauded the donors for their philanthropic move which he said would enhance livelihood in the community. He noted that the donated items would improve the living standard of the beneficiaries, and specifically contribute towards enhance their income generation.

The chief urged people in the area to unite in the interest of development, and challenged his male counterparts to venture into vegetable production in order to improve their economic status.

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