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This Gambia- based Dutch nurse has been helping Gambians for decades by giving them medical care. Rianne helps out with her own means, time and expertise and the help of a group of friends and relatives. She has never felt the need to set up a formal foundation or organization to support her activities. As a thank you, her support group receive letters (by snail mail!) in which she describes her experiences in the Gambia. Her letters read like the chapters of an exciting book in several volumes; moving, raw, respectful to Gambian culture and compassionate. Above all: Rianne cares.
If you want to donate to Rianne directly:
Her (Dutch) bank account number is NL98INGB0002623852 to H.C.M.I. Habraken
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After five years, 426 tires, app. 100 workmen, many trucks of building material, laughs and cups of ataja the Rubber House is ready. We’re self-sustainable on solar and need no airconditioning, because of the tires. The compound is beautifully cool because of the shady spaces and has a place to grill ,a lovely Bantaba, a huge veranda and several hammocks!
“Teach a Toubab to Ask”: Since us Toubabs*, we think we know everything, the Rubber House created this opportuntity to ask what you want to know from a Gambian. Josien in Sydney asks Adama what she does to recharge after a long day’s work.
- toubab: white man or woman/ somebody who can take care of himself
film (video). Fatou Gaye, a Gambian student and frequent internet user showed me at the market in Tanjeh.