Setting up a lending service with outbuildings inland The Gambia so C4M can reach out across the country. We also continuously look for medical equipment free of charge to stock up. We aim to lend out the best suitable medical equipment. Especially with children this is a challenge. Medical equipment in The Gambia wears harder so also needs replacement sooner.
Short term goal is to have our own vehicle to transport the medical equipment to our warehouse, branche organisations and clients and to enable our care coordinator to make house visits. We need a solid 4 wheel drive vehicle due to the bad road conditions and the rainy saison. Mid or long-term we might be in need of more vehicles for our staff.
Another goal is to create employment. Halfway 2020 we hope to employ a care coordinator and possibly a distributor/driver/handy man. In the long-term depending on growth and developments we could be employing a maintenance engineer, warehouse manager, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and home nurse.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US
Money is used to transport medical equipement to and distribute within The Gambia and to enable clients to have physio or occupational therapy. We are also in need of a car to transport the medical equipment to our warehouse, branche organisations and clients and to enable our care coordinator to make house visits.
Sponsorhips are for businesses who wish to support C4M (with money or medical equipment). We will list your company with logo (permanently) in our sponsors section on this website and on FaceBook.
DONATE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
You can donate new or second hand good quality medical equipment to us. In The Netherlands we can pick it up or you can bring it to our warehouse in Coevorden. In The Gambia we can pick it up or you can bring it to our warehouse in Manjai.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
We welcome volunteers in The Netherlands to create awareness about our project, find donors/sponsors and help us collect medical equipment. Also in The Gambia we welcome volunteers to help work on the project.
We want to create employment in The Gambia. Being a third-world-country the unemployment rate is high. Our goal is to eventually have the project run by Gambians and one of our board members as a supervisor. It will remain a project under the umbrella of the foundations Bennie Helpt Gambia and Transport4Transport
Was involved in setting up this project and supports it with all her heart.
Het Zorghoekje. Donor of children’s medical equipment.
Hulpmiddelencentrum, location Leeuwarden. Donor of medical equipment.
Bennie Helpt Gambia
founder & sponsor
Enables this project. Supports with both money and advice and ships the medical equipment.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
In February 2019 I stayed in The Gambia and I helped move the medical equipment to a nice clean storage. The medical equipement is lent to children and adults who really need them. I thought it was fantastic to see how disabled children are now mobile again. I hope C4M can do a lot of good work in the future!
Ingrid Sytema, Joure (NL)
I brought a number of children to the attention of C4M and got the opportunity to follow their work with three children in Kartong. C4M always tries to find the best help for everyone and don’t stop trying until the results are satisfactory. If they cannot help, they are honest about that and still they try to refer them. The life of these three children has improved so much thanks to all the efforts of C4M!
Ria Rugge, Kartong
I heard about Safaye in Sinchu Mbarra. His father could no longer carry him to school. I was really thinking how to get a wheelchair for him and I searched for one for over 7 months. I was ready to use my own money to buy it for him because I didn’t want to see him drop out of school because of his disability. I tried second hand shops, but no luck. Then through my friend Marion I got in touch with C4M and they lent Safaye a wheelchair. Best Koriteh gift ever!
Yunus S Komma, Banjul
In October 2018 I broke my ankle and had to have an operation. I was unable to walk without a walking frame. I posted on Facebook asking if anyone could help me to borrow one as I had trouble finding one in The Gambia. Brit responded and I was able to borrow a walking frame from C4M. All they asked was a donation to their charity which I was very happy to do! C4M really helped me and I know they help many others and for that I thank them very much and wish them luck with the charity!