Gammol is founded in 2002 as a Belgian non-profit organization. In The Gambia we are recognized as Gammol NGO (A115). From previous visits to the African country of The Gambia, the founders want to do something about the needs of the local population.
The availability of pure water always appears to be an essential basic condition. That is why we focus on the further expansion of our water projects. Gammol provides tens of thousands of people in the Gambia with clean, drinkable water every day. In addition, Gammol also focuses on educational projects and healthcare.
The operation of Gammol is based on 5 values:
In 2019, the board was renewed and Gammol moved to Leuven.
The new board has formulated a new mission and vision, with clear principles.
In 2019 we received € 115,877.33 income.
Of this, € 110,395.29 are gifts. In the first year with the new board, Gammol NPO could count on 85 sponsors, the majority of which were new donors. We hope to enthuse our sponsors with our projects, so that we get a permanent core of sponsors who want to make an annual contribution. A small part of our income was for specific projects of Leetulor, a successful collaboration between the nursing school of Hasselt and Gammol.
We have received some large donations from companies that are kind to our projects. The most important: Link/Manage (€ 10,000), Lotus Bakeries (€ 5,000), Distrifund (€ 4,000), PIDPA (€ 3,148), Van Steenbrugge & Partners (€ 3,000). In addition, there was an important exceptional gift of € 40,535.
We received € 2,883.33 subsidies from municipal authorities and we sold aid items for € 2,598.71.
In 2019 we spent € 30,114.80 of which € 29,555.60 went directly to projects in The Gambia and € 559 was used for the operation of Gammol in Belgium.
Spending in Belgium includes various insurance and bank charges. The total expenditure for these cost items is € 559 or 1.85% of the spent budget. In addition, there are travel costs of € 1,110. This is a contribution from Gammol in the airline tickets of the 2 nurses who do volunteer work for Leetulor. The travel costs of the three directors are borne by them.
The total project costs in The Gambia in our first 'start-up' year amount to € 29,555.60. We have been able to achieve a lot in 2019 with materials that Gammol had purchased in previous years.
The main projects were:
More information about our spending can be found on our website Gammol > News.
In Gambia, the Gammol has two full-time employees, Omar Saidy and Lamin Darbou. Two motivated and inquisitive Gambians who lead our projects in the right direction. The salary costs for the employees, transport and communication costs amount to € 2,227.
The Gammol NPO closed 2019 with a positive result of € 86,229.95.
This reserve is exceptional and has 4 main reasons:
Notwithstanding covid-19 also affects The Gambia, we still want to realize important projects in 2020, admittedly with a delay. Together with our team in The Gambia, and thanks to our sponsors, we hope to realise these projects in 2020: