Health Care and Water for 7,000 Gambians

by Riders for Health

A remote Gambian community is now benefiting from improved access to healthcare, thanks to the work of Riders for Health and the generosity of our supporters.

Located in the remote Central River Division, the rural community of Jahangka is isolated by poor roads and harsh terrain. Villagers had previously used horse carts to take people to the nearest hospital, ten miles away, but now they are the proud owners of a new Uhuru community vehicle.

Download the full report below to find out more about the Jahangka Uhuru, including how it saved the life of baby Ibrahim Jagne and his mother, Matty.


March 14, 2006—The Skoll Foundation today announced it is awarding $13 million to recipients of the 2006 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship and $3 million to Ashoka for a partnership to help build the field of social entrepreneurship. Riders for Health received $765,000. Below you can read the press release from Riders for Health.


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Organization Information

Riders for Health

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Riders for Health
Project Leader:
Andrea Coleman
Chief Executive Officer - Finance
Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

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Thanks to 114 donors like you, a total of $9,348 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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