For two years Gambia has had no tourism & now Michkel's peanut harvest has failed.
Back in 2008 on a trip to the Gambia, we met Michkel on the street trying to get customers into a restaurant. He was earning £0.50p a day, yes 50p A DAY. Over the past 13 years, we have supported him and watched his family grow, even named his son after me! We have helped feed, clothe them and contributed towards his children's education. Michkel is always overwhelmed with our support. Currently, he is really struggling with no income & no harvest. We think here in the UK we have problems, try living on 50p a day.
So for much needed additional support, I am going to complete my own personal half marathon using the Conwy half marathon route in North Wales on May 30th to try and raise funds for Michkel and his village.
No matter how small amount you can spare, it will go such a long way for them.