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 2022, we focused on water supplies. We installed seven new wells and bought material for an eighth, repaired the water basins of Sanyang Garden and provided the necessary maintenance for the other wells.
The school in Sanchaba that we built last year was expanded with two classrooms, kitchen, storage space and toilets. We also provided the Gammol school in Abuko with new chairs.
The Flemish nurses went to Gambia to train local employees in wound care.
Thanks to our numerous sponsors.
In 2022 we received € 68.815 in income.
Private individuals gave € 24.564, companies € 38.880. A large group of donors, both individuals and companies, does that every year. We are very grateful for that. This guarantees the continuity of our operation.
We received larger donations from a few companies and private individuals who are sympathetic to our projects. The most important are: Lotus Bakeries Corporate, Belscan Continental, Pelbo Invest, Boss Paints, Trainingshuis In Co,JCVaerenbergh consulting and Danerolles.
We received € 4.845 in subsidies from municipal authorities, and other campaigns raised € 526.
The Heilige Graf primary school in Vosselaar deserves special mention. Children walked between 5 and 10 km and were sponsored. This sponsored tour raised € 4.813. This amount is spent on education projects in The Gambia.
In 2022, Gammol vzw spent € 108.152. For the operation in Belgium € 265 or 0.24 % of the budget was used for bank charges and insurance. The remaining €107.888 went to our NGO in The Gambia.
In The Gambia we spent € 107.243 on projects for the benefit of the local population: water supplies (€ 74.795), education (€ 18.948) and wound care (€ 13.501).
Our operating costs in Gambia amount to € 6.782. Most of which goes to wages for our two permanent employees (€ 2.271) and fuel and maintenance of the car (€ 1.957).
The total project costs in The Gambia in 2022 amount to € 107.243.
The main ones are:
After several years of Covid-19 and global supply problems, we were able to get to work in 2022. As a result, we were able to start 8 new water projects and provide extra school infrastructure.
It is true that the non-profit association Gammol closes 2022 with a negative result of € 39.337. But all expenses could be covered with the donations we received this year and the positive balance (€ 54.060) from last year.
In addition, there remains sufficient liquidity (€105.453) for new projects in 2023.
Together with our team on site, and available budget from the past years and thanks to our sponsors, we hope to close the year 2023 with these projects: