GLOVE was born after Jackie Church visited the village of Sam Mbollet in the Lower Nuimi Region on the north bank of the Gambia River in March 2007.
Jackie Church ran a travel business in The Gambia employing local tour guides and drivers, promoting Responsible Tourism and working with Gambian businesses where possible.
It soon became obvious to Jackie that although tourism brings much benefit to The Gambia this was not the case in Lower Nuimi which is rarely visited by tourists. It is an area of great poverty.
Jackie vowed to do what she could to help improve the lives of the villagers of Sam Mbollet and other rural villages in Lower Nuimi and ensure that the future held promise for them.