About Us
Mission Statement
Contact Us
First Aid Supplies Needed
About Child Sponsorship. Updated 15/12/2015
Page 1 Children In Desperate Need Of Sponsorship
Page 2 Children In Desperate Need Of Sponsorship
Page 3 Children In Desperate Need Of Sponsorship
Child Sponsorship Application
Direct Debit Mandate
Gift Aid Declaration Forms/ Calculator
Photos & Videos updated 11/02/15
LATEST News Updated 1/03/16
Getting Involved/Fund Raising Ideas
Give In Memory Of A Loved One
Companies & Other Organisations
Legal Bits!
General Information/Gift Aid Calculator
Resources & Other Forms
Schools and Teacher Resources/Projects
Gambian Recipes

General Information

The Jallow Foundation, The Gambia, A Charity Set Up To Relieve Poverty, Help, Provide, Train, Educate, Provide Employment, Empower and Provide Essential Facilities and Equipment To Those In Need


Donating through your salary is a good way of supporting your favourite charity, hopefully 'The Jallow Foundation, The Gambia', without even noticing. Your donation, whatever amount you decide, is taken direct from your gross salary, so you can give to charity and not pay tax on the amount you donate, therefore we get the tax that you would have paid. Many employers encourage the scheme by matching their employees donations. All you need to do is tell your Payroll Department how much you want to give and they will do the rest. If therefore you are a UK taxpayer and paid through PAYE, your company will almost certainly be eligible to offer Pay Roll giving. Why not speak to your employer and see if they offer such a scheme.

Payroll giving is easy and very simple and perhaps you could persuade your work colleagues to support the work of our charity by donating through their salary as well.  

Gift Aid Calculator

Proposed Donation: Basic Tax Rate (%)

Full Value with Gift Aid:

But if you pay a higher tax rate of 40%
then you may reclaim higher rate relief of:


In the provinces families need to produce food in order to live and most families 'survive' by subsistence farming. However this can only be done during the relatively short period of time called the 'rainy season' when the ground has to be cleared and prepared, the crop sown and then subsequently harvested.

Subsistence farming is exactly that, barely providing families with what they need, it is back breaking, time consuming, carried out by hand or with basic equipment and where the result and reward is insufficient. Often inadequate knowledge has resulted in poor soil so training as to good farming methods where compost made up not just of livestock manure but weeds and vegetable waste improves the soil and its ability to hold water and air.

Families desperately need to be able to grow more food, with training farmers learn to produce more, thus earning more, consequently being able to afford to feed their families nutritious food, send their children to school, live in better conditions, perhaps building cement brick houses of more than one room, which with stand the rains, replacing their mud houses which don't. Improving the health, welfare and quality of life of their families, expanding, investing, saving. Thus climbing out of the previously never ending circle of poverty. So little can transform so many lives so much!  

Please click on picture for larger version


The Internet is a fantastic tool and a great way therefore of not only promoting your event but also of collecting sponsorship money. Facebook, Twitter and myspace are all very good sites for networking. You can set up an event page, get in contact with an enormous amount of people and send out your invites with all the event details including your 'Just Giving' Page details as well.

If you go to our 'Links' page you will find links to these and other websites which will help you with information, promoting your event and collecting sponsorship money.


Not only is it important to liaise with village Alkalo's and Village Elders, it is likewise important to work with the various local authorities. It is only by getting whole communities working together and getting enthusiastic about projects and what can be achieved and having a voice that is heard loud and clear as to what are the greatest needs, that progress can be made.

By getting communities liasing and in unison with one another, both at an individual and also at a community level, what is learnt, what is set up, is shared and passed on, one to another, individual to individual, community to community. Everyone donating to another and another to another and so on so that what starts small, e.g. a couple of sheep becomes three sheep, the trained, training others. Everyone, every communities needs in The Gambia and in the provinces are different, so it is important to work with everyone, assessing individual and community needs, not applying a one size fits all solution, that does not work. Once assessed and in place, individuals and communities can then be supported as they progress and in time, with the right help, training and equipment etc, families and communities lives can be transformed for the better but without any loss of tradition.

This is our aim and we hope you will come along on this journey with us, it is a long and hard one and there are no short cuts or easy fixes. But with hard work, the right people, the necessary funding and co-operation of the powers that be, anything is possible and can be achieved.      


Donating regularly through your bank by standing order or direct debit vastly cuts down the charities administrative costs, saving time and paperwork.

You would be amazed at what we can do with a regular monthly gift of just £1, £2, £3, £4 or £5. If you can afford more all the better. Paying monthly, particularly by direct debit enables  us to plan ahead and better forecast the charities income and thus the ability to make good progress on projects.

A small amount each month taken from your bank account is a painless and easy way to give.


You Can Also Now Make Donations By Text. 

Text 'JALL10' and the amount you want to donate, e.g £10, to 70070.

Easy As That! For More Information Please Watch The Video On The Links Page On This Website And/Or Go To Our Facebook Page.   

The Big Give Website

Click on the above website and take a look at our project page.

Copyright 2009, The Jallow Foundation, The Gambia
Registered No. XT28094

Website Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for information purposes only. We try our best to keep the information up to-date and correct but we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services or graphics contained on the site for any purpose. Any reliance placed by you on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content or availability of those sites. The inclusion of any link does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep this website up and running smoothly. However we take no responsibility for and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

The Jallow Foundation, The Gambia, A Charity Set Up To Relieve Poverty, Help, Provide, Train, Educate, Provide Employment, Empower and Provide Essential Facilities and Equipment To Those In Need

The Jallow Foundation, The Gambia, A Charity Set Up To Relieve Poverty, Help, Provide, Train, Educate, Provide Employment, Empower and Provide Essential Facilities and Equipment To Those In Need