Gambia Health Education Liaison Project

Gambia Health Education Liaison Project (GambiaHELP) exists to enable people in The Gambia to protect, conserve and improve their own health, the health of their communities, and that of their natural environment. Providing books, educational opportunities, seed money and human resources, the group helps communities build sustainable economies and preserve their environments within their cultural framework.

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Address: 1014 C Avenue S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone Number: 206-660-5826
EIN: 91-1980614
GambiaHELP is an all-volunteer nonprofit based in Edmonds, a small city outside of Seattle. The organization was founded in 1999 by Shelby Tarutis, following her Peace Corps experiences in rural Gambia, West Africa, where she saw first-hand how much the local people can do with just a little help. GambiaHELP provides educational funds, books, medical supplies, and helps organize locally practical, sustainable projects such as making soaps, mosquito nets, decorative fabrics and rice-milling machines. These small businesses are then managed and expanded by local women, and benefit the whole community.

GambiaHELP facilitates and funds rural libraries, skill centers, schools, gardens, poultry farms and educational scholarships.