The Gambia Women’s Initiative – helps to empower women in Gambia with limited resources, by developing sustainable activities which generate income, based on the protection and conservation of the natural environment. This initiative is mainly based on manufacturing handicrafts using organic waste. This project contributes towards women in Gambia being able to increase their income to improve the quality of life of their family members and their communities.

The support provided by Santander BEST AFRICA is directed at the progressive improvement of the retail point of sale for gift articles made with recycled plastic and support for the marketing and commercialization of vegetable carbon made from organic residues in hotels and restaurants on the Gambia coast