Future for Farato supports the educational needs of over 100 students. We pay tuition, fees, tutoring costs in the local primary and secondary school. Our children are known to be especially motivated Many have now moved into Ming Daw Secondary school. Two are currently preparing for careers in education and nursing. One exceptional student has graduated from the prestigious University of the Gambia and is employed by a bank.
Future for Farato built a library filled with donated books in 2012. Now the children have access to resources that support their education and development. On any given day, you can find many children in the library reading, watching educational videos, playing with reading readiness materials, or just enjoying their books.
Micro Loan Program
Future for Farato supports a mini loan program. Village women are given a modest loan of $35 to begin a small business. Through this program, women earn additional money to buy school supplies, food, and clothing for their familiy. To date, mini loans have been given to 40 women. Loans are consistently paid back so that the program can offer more loans to more women.
Future for Farato opened a free health center in the heart of the village in 2018. The center is stocked with donated over the counter pain medicines, antiseptics, dressings, a diabetes meter and test strips. A local nurse handles first aid and distributes medications as needed. This easily accessible health center makes a big improvement in the lives of local families.