In the village of Tintinto, the Gambia, West-Africa, an eco buildingproject is taking place. Bonnie Vooijs, Adama Jallow and their friends in the Gambia are building a house in eco style made out of used car tires. The building of the 10 x 14 m house started in August 2011. Here you’ll find stories and pictures of the building project, a green Gambia and more. Picture: Bonnie and Adama “mama Africa”.

‘Mama Afrika’ – Het Boek


Het boek ‘Mama Afrika’ komt eraan!
Het verhaal is gebaseerd op waargebeurde feiten en speelt zich af in Gambia. Als de Nederlandse Lauren steeds opnieuw wordt opgelicht, besluit ze haar stukje land met daarop haar half afgebouwde autobandenhuis in Gambia te verkopen. Ze klopt aan bij het sigarettenkioskje van de Gambiaanse Adama en vraagt haar om hulp bij de verkoop. Ze wil terug naar Nederland, om nooit meer terug te komen. Maar Adama besluit anders…Blijf op de hoogte via FB

The Amazing Rianne

Rianne HabrakenIMG-20170401-WA0001
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.

Update: Rianne has passed away peacefully in 2020. Rest in Peace beautiful and inspiring lady. Your legacy will live on here and in The Gambia.