Madiana Market Gardens
The village at Madiana is a very poor community struggling to survive. During one of our visits the villagers explained to us how they were struggling to feed their families as they had no land to farm to grow crops. With funding and support from Project Gambia and our Gambian partners, 3 areas of land were fenced off. These are now working market gardens. A variety of vegetables and fruit are being grown including onions, bananas, sorrel and tomatoes. One of these gardens is being farmed by an 83 year old woman from Mali, whilst the other 2 are farmed by widowers who, without the garden, would not have enough food. The market gardens not only provide food for the local community but also provide vegetables and herbs which are sold at the market. The money from these cash crops is used to pay for their children to attend school.