Gambia

The country Gambia
It is a small country, up to 45 kilometers wide and a total of 480 kilometers (10,700 m²) and is located in West Africa. There are approximately 2 million people. The official language is English, but various African languages ​​themselves are spoken among the population. The country is trapped in Senegal, some French-language is. Only in the west there is a coastline with the Atlantic Ocean.

Het land Gambia, West Afrika

The country Gambia, West Africa

Piece of history
Gambia is a politically created artificially in the past country, relating to the Gambia River and slavery. By trade, which mainly happening along and across the great river, it was economically a very important river for all trading countries. Wars are fed to the river, particularly between the English and the French. The benefits are not benefited the country. The proceeds of the trade went to the countries that drove the market. After the abolition of slavery, Gambia was a colony of Great Britain. His huge peanut plantations Then set. After the colonial era it was for locals impossible to manage these plantations and keep profitable. The lack of knowledge and skills.

Gambia Now
The income of the country comes mainly from tourism. Most tourists come for the beautiful sunny weather and beautiful beaches. The local population lives mainly from fishing and agriculture, all very small. There is high unemployment, because there is little industry in the country. Bartering is common. When people work there, they earn about 1,200 dalasis. € 1, - is now about 39 dalasis. Is expected from the Gambians that they form a social network like family. That is, they also take care of those who have no income. This puts a heavy burden that work on those as someone wrote, who works there

Our watchman (guard our compound) for example, says: "I want a bank account. If I have are money in the bank and my brother comes asking for money, say I do not have it. If I have money in my pocket, I can not say. "He has our compound owners (Dutch) regulated that they save half of his salary for him. He himself can not. This will not apply to all Gambians and I know not whether something similar happened to money that was meant for the clinic, but it is something that is common here.