The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust | Animal Friends

The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust

The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust was founded in 2002 by the late Stella Marsden and her sister Heather Armstrong with the aim of reducing rural poverty through improving the health, welfare and productivity of working equines.

With no tradition of horsemanship in The Gambia and a combination of poor management, high disease risk and poverty, farmers were investing comparatively large amounts of money for a working animal only for it to die to soon, often within six months. Not only was this causing further hardship for the farmers, it was also creating a serious animal welfare problem and the veterinary services did not have the infrastructure or finances to be able to help the farmers. (more…)