The Gambia is one of Africa's smallest countries. A West African nation bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, it has a narrow strip of land on either side of the Gambia River.

The Gambia has a small economy that relies primarily on tourism, rain-dependent agriculture and is vulnerable to external shocks. Poverty is widespread and in rural areas, a higher proportion of the population (almost 70%) are living below the poverty line. 

The loss of skilled labor has long slowed the country’s economic development. 

With bikes we can help people get to school and stay in education. We can train mechanics and increase their skills, allowing them to build businesses and create employment opportunities. 

Republic of The Gambia

Capital: Banjul

Population: 1.9 million

Area: 11,295 sq km (4,361 sq miles

Languages English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula

Major religions: Islam, Christianity

Life expectancy: 58 years (men), 60 years (women)

Currency: dalasi