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Report of the 1st Mission to Gambia (Clothing, Footwear and other necessary commodities)

On Thursday, the 19th of May 2011, a team of members of "Heart Doctors" and friends visited Banjul the capital of Gambia. The purpose of the visit was to purchase and offer footwear, blankets and various kinds of clothing and necessary utensils to very poor people needing them urgently. The kinds of clothing and footwear were distributed to children; blankets and utensils were offered to families.  The mission was carried out by the cooperation of consular services of Cyprus and Guinea.

The Republic of Gambia, known as The Gambia or Gambia, is a country of West Africa, the smallest country of mainland Africa. It is located around the river Gambia; its area is 20.500 square kilometers with a population of 1.700.000 inhabitants. The Gambia was granted independence from the United Kingdom in 1965 and joined the Commonwealth. Banjul is the capital, but the largest conurbation is Senekunda. The Gambia has common roots with many of the West African nations in the slave trade which was the key factor in keeping a colony in the Gambia River first by the Portuguese and then by the British. The economy is dominated by farming, fishing and tourism. One third of the population live below the international poverty line of 1.25 $ a day.
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