My name is Isatou Tambedou,
I am 11 years old, and I have been living in the Darra (girls’ shelter) since 2016.
I came to Fatou Gaye’s girls’ shelter after my father died too early. In Gambia, poor widows used to marry again very soon. We children stay with our father’s family, normally. But I am special because I am heart sick. My father’s family is not wealthy enough to secure sufficient medical treatment for me.
Therefore I moved to Fatou Gaye’s shelter.
We are 55 girls of all ages. All of us have a story to tell about a mom who died too early, leaving too many children behind. Or about a daddy who left Gambia to find a job worth the name. About families which eventually brought us here to save us from all the bad things that easily happen to vulnerable girls.
How you support me & my fellow girls:
My home and my health is financed by clinic’s profits and by people like you. Your donation secures our beds and food, our education and our health.
As clinic’s profits are influenced very strongly by external circumstances, the STIN Foundation that runs our shelter set up a DARRA DONATION POOL for all of us girls. Because, pooled donations give all of us the feeling that we are all worth the same support.
How the DARRA DONATION POOL works:
- Choose your own donation amount.
- You can stop donating at any time without explanation.
- Coordination by German cooperation partner GBG e.V. – Gesundheit und Bildung Gambia e.V. (Health and Education Gambia), because our own bank does not belong to the EURO zone, thus cannot have IBAN.
- 100% of all donations are transferred to the Darra. Administrative costs are completely covered by GBG e.V..