My name is Yassin Tambedou,
I am one of the shelter’s nannies, and I have been working with Fatou from the very beginning.

Most of the girls come to Fatou Gaye after one or both their parents died, or left the household, and the remaining family members don’t have resources to raise all children the way they wish to. We are always happy when they approach us because that means, the family cares for the girl’s future.

Most of the girls keep in touch with their families, visit them during the holidays. Some of them luckily leave the shelter after a short time, with an aunty or with their father’s new wife.

Others stay with us out of their own free choice because otherwise they would not be able to complete education.

I live in the shelter with ca. 55 girls of all ages. All of them have a story to tell. It is my job to give their lifes a solid and loving framework that they can use for their social orientation

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How to support my work & my girls

Our shelter is financed by clinic’s profits – and by people like you. Your donations secure 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 the


to use for all girls alike. Pooled donations give all girls a common feeling of being all worth the same support.

**Donate now to the Darra Donation Pool

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  • 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..

** Click here for more information about the DARRA DONATION POOL**

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