Conne and I returned home from a week in The Gambia, with a new appreciation of the vast differences in the countries of Africa. The Gambia is located on the ocean and the fishing vessels and the sunset, were something to behold! At first, we were a little embarrassed at what a beautiful place, we were staying, compared to what we are used to, but found that our friend, Matty, who was originally from The Gambia, had secured a really good price before the high season started, and we decided to just enjoy and be grateful. The breeze was very necessary, as the heat was higher than anything we had ever experienced before.
We are happy to report that we made some wonderful contacts which will ensure more dresses will be going to the remote parts of The Gambia. Having seen the villages ourselves, we know that they will be well received and necessary. We were able to thousands of dresses and some of the little faces that we saw will stay with me, maybe forever. Sometimes, one of those children will just snag your heart. Here’s the one that got me!
Thanks for all your help!!! Love, Rachel