Association Yirabah Gambia registered association

Tuesday, 07/18/2017. The Limbächer company once again supported the Yirabah Gambia eV association with a donation this year. This time with a check for 10,000 euros. The funds could be used to set up the agricultural training center.

In 2012, the Limbächer company made it possible for the Gambia Association to finance a tractor for the village of Si-Kunda in The Gambia and was convinced of what a sensible investment this was. Today, the tractor replaces the laborious manual fieldwork of the women in the village and its surroundings. This not only allows larger areas to be farmed, but also new jobs were created through field work in contract operations. The additional acreage now ensures that people are supplied with healthy staple foods that they could not afford before, and they enable a financial sideline in the event of overproduction.

The new donation of 5,000 euros supplements the financing of a solar-powered drip irrigation system, which is supported by the SEZ Foundation of the state of Baden-Württemberg, among others. In the meantime, a well has been drilled on an area of ​​more than 1 hectare, the water from which is pumped into high tanks using solar energy and from there is distributed to the vegetable beds via PVC pipes as required.

In the future, this will enable year-round cultivation and several harvests a year, which was previously only possible during the short rainy season of around 5 months. According to the Gambian installation company, this is only the second installation of its kind in the country. For the Yirabah association, it is the most extensive project to date with a total volume of over €30,000.

With this project, the Filderstadt association, which was delighted to receive another donation from Limbächer, is continuing its long-standing strategy of giving local people access to healthy food they produce themselves and hopes to have contributed to this once again that the local people no longer have any reason to embark on a life-threatening journey to Europe as so-called economic refugees, the outcome of which is more uncertain than ever in view of today's conditions.