I want to return to my motherland, The Gambia in Africa. I would like to take 2-5 families with me who have become homeless in Georgia due to the pandemic. This move will give them and myself a fresh start. I want to help and support those younger than myself to give them a better future.
I am 74 years old, I live in a 1 bedroom apartment, don't get the fresh air and sunshine which I need for my pulmonary problem. I want to be where I can get non-GMO foods also. It will cost to get a container to pack belongings in, then there is a shipping fee. The plane flight is $4,000.00. And of course food and living supplies.
Goal: To raise funds, to aid poor displaced Black mothers with children to Repatriate to the Mother Land.
Purpose: To give families a new start, to generate generational wealth, to assist in the development of the Gambia.
Empowerment: Empowerment by encouraging and discovering skills, providing an environment in which to heal from years of trauma. Each mother will work toward starting a new business, or partner with others to start a business. To help develop the community where they will live. If you wish to rent, together we will plan living arrangements. There will be opportunities, to purchase land and help develop the community around African/Afro-American diaspora history, arts, and culture.
Building: Helping to Build a community of safety, without the school to prison pipeline for all children. Learning to grow your own food is a priority, as a collective or for self. To heal minds and bodies in a safe haven for creativity that helps them to thrive.
Social: There will be opportunities to share skills with other Africans and repatriates alike. There will be opportunities to learn from Africans in the Gambia and, diaspora to help unite one Africa.
- Bettina McKinnon
- Abithia Cunningham
- Perri Redd
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