The foundation

Sabab Lou is an officially registered German charitable foundation. It was established on March 17, 2009, by Friedrich Keller-Bauer. We, the small team that operates the foundation, implement projects in rural areas of Ghana and Gambia that create lasting sources of income. To this end, we work with responsible local partners.

Our expertise is in agriculture, in the development of resource-efficient yet profitable farming.

The soil in these remote regions is often highly degraded. The yields are hardly sufficient to feed a family. There is no money for fertilization, better equipment, or irrigation systems. Hardly anyone has agricultural training. Our wish is to turn these areas around, and to make farming in these regions a sustainable source of income for coming generations. Key aspects are training and capacity development. For our Gambian youth project, for instance, we employ a new training strategy that is tailored to the country and its people, and comprises a two-year curriculum. Only the development of specialist vocational skills can establish the basis for modern, sustainable agriculture. The program is aimed at unemployed youths and farming families living below the poverty line.

Discover more about the projects here: www.sabab-lou.de/en/projects/

Our activities are founded on five principles that are the yardstick for measuring our success:

1. SUSTAINABLE AID more
2. TRAINING AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT more
3. EMPOWERING WOMEN more
4. BUILDING SAVINGS more
5. ENABLING INDEPENDENCE more

Agric Office Tamsir and Sabab Lou member Edith discuss how to improve productivity in the Gambian Youth Project. @Sarah Keßler/ Sabab Lou

Tamsir (agric officer GYP) and Edith (Sabab Lou) discuss the next planting cycle. ©Sarah Keßler/Sabab Lou