Projects

We are currently engaged in two extensive agricultural projects in the rural areas of The Gambia and Ghana.

THE GAMBIAN YOUTH PROJECT
In 2019, we and our partner organization, the Rural Development Organization (RDO), started a vocational and educational program for unemployed youth in The Gambia and for Gambian migrants willing to return. The project aims to provide Gambian youth with a realistic income perspective in the agricultural sector, such as vegetable harvesting and related business activities.

THE CHEREPONI FARMING PROJECT
In April 2020, we started training 1,000 families in the Chereponi district in northeast Ghana in the practice of sustainable cultivation of grains, such as soy, maize, and millet. A special focus of the project lies on improving the soil quality. The timeline for this project is set at four years and aims to increase the harvest yield and income for participating families by adopting modern and sustainable farming methods.

THE EXIT IS THE GOAL
We as Sabab Lou aim to create long-lasting change. This is why for us a project is only successful, if the communities manage to maintain the upgraded agricultural systems and their higher revenue also after the Foundation exits the project and if they are able to pay for all operational costs, without any financial support. 

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Banna, a student in the Gambian Youth Camp, is in the garden planting vegetable seeds. @Sarah Keßler/ Sabab Lou

Banna, a student in the Gambian Youth Camp, carefully plants the next row of vegetable seeds. ©Sarah Keßler/ Sabab Lou