JARJU PROJECT DIRECTOR
My name is Lamin Jarju. I was born in the
village of Penyem, The Gambia. I am also a Canadian Citizen
and founder of the Penyem Jamaroi Relief Organization (PJRO).
My accreditations include an Honors Degree from the University
of Toronto and work with Food Banks across the GTA. The PJRO
represents my lifelong passion of helping farmers reverse
the recurring cycle of poverty and hunger. I believe that
agriculture is a great strength upon which we can build a
I believe that when funding is made available,
farmers will be encouraged to return to the land and work
to achieve food security. The PJRO wants to help farmers become
self-reliant, supporting future generations of Gambians. We
aim to construct approximately five water wells powered by
solar energy, purchase farming equipment and establish an
agriculture irrigation system in the village of Penyem.
Insufficient annual rainfall is creating
acute food shortages in rural Gambia, forcing young people
to migrate from rural to urban areas where women and young
girls may become vulnerable to all types of abuses. As Director
of the PJRO, it is my sincere desire to help this farming
community escape this devastating cycle and help the farming
community become self-reliant.
I would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for any donations you may make towards the implementation
of the PJRO charity in the Gambia, West Africa. Agriculture
irrigation is key to breaking the cycle of hunger, starvation
and malnutrition in Africa.