Ambassador Sharon L. Cromer and an all-female team from the U.S. Embassy in Banjul embarked on a three-day up-country trip called “Here for Her Wellbeing.” This groundbreaking all-female tour, the first of its kind at the embassy, is part of the mission’s efforts to observe global commemorations marking the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and to support women’s advancement in The Gambia.
The first day of the tour took the Ambassador and her team to Bee-Cause in Abuko, where they met an all-female team involved in honey harvesting, processing, and business activities. The organization was established in 2009 and directly engages with women smallholders, youth, and established beekeeping enterprises in both rural and urban Gambia. Ambassador Cromer and her team engaged in discussions with the group to better understand their challenges, successes, and plans for the future. She presented safety gifts and other materials to the group. During her recent visit to The Gambia, the CEO of the MCC had the opportunity to meet with members of Bee-Cause.