Seeds for Prosperity boosts Fayunku women vegetable gardeners with high quality vegetable seeds
Seeds for Prosperity is providing a valuable support to Fayunku women vegetable gardeners by offering them high-quality vegetable seeds worth thousands of Dalasi.
This initiative will undoubtedly contribute to the prosperity and success of these women, allowing them to grow healthy and productive vegetable gardens. It's wonderful to see organizations empowering women in agricultural activities.
In a brief presentation ceremony this morning at Fayunku vegetable garden in Gunjur, the women group were presented with high quality vegetable seeds worth thousands of dalasi by Dr Ousman Gagigo, a retired economist with the African Development Bank and founder of Seeds4Posterity organization.
The handing over event was witness by Ahmed Manjang, a Gunjur native and also member of Seeds4Posterity. In his address to the gathered women group, Mr. Ahmed Manjang espouses the hardwork of the women folks and encouraged them to trying hard and to be patient.
"Men are the protectors of women according to the Quran but it is the other way round in the Gambia these days and that is very sad", Mr. Manjang emphasised. Speaking further, Manjang reminded women to help their kids by instilling the ethics of hardwork in them earlier on in their lives and this include male children as well.
"There are lots of areas here in this garden that your kids can help", he told the gathering.
In his address to the women group, the founder of Seeds4Prosperity; Dr Ousman Gagigo highlighted the main motivating factor behind setting up Seeds4Prosperty. "Growing up in rural Gambia, it was the proceeds from our Mum’s vegetables that sustained us, provided us with school lunch and new clothes during the Eids"
Dr Gagigo promised the women that, they will continue to support them with high quality seeds that will undoubtedly improve their yields and eventually curb the threat of hunger, further expressing his delight about the rice fields.
The leader of the women group; Manyima Darboe, expressed her delight about this timely gift. She thanked Seeds4Prosperity through its founder and CEO; Dr Ousman Gagigo. The event was concluded with generous prayers from the women.
Fayunku women vegetable Garden is located in Gunjur, Kombo South, West Coast Region and covers 13.3 hectares with over two hundred women working there , year round. During the rainy season, the vegetables gardens are converted to rice fields.
The main challenges the women are facing is water, there is a borehole with submerged pump but not operational. With D500,000 ($10,000), the water system can be operational and 50 water holding/collection points build. Already Dr Gagigo has pledged D60,000 towards this project. If you want to donate, please contact; 9433419.