Whilst we were in the Gambia over the Christmas and new year period 2008/9 we came across a skilled silversmith and carver - Abdoulie Jobe who has a small shop in the Senegambia Craft Market.
We were delighted to meet and form a relationship with Abdoulie and his friend Malick.
Abdoulie crafts each individual piece by hand using basic tools. We very much look forward to working with him in the future to create some new designs. The photographs above were taken whilst he was making this pendant.
Each pendant is presented on an 18 inch snake chain, and displayed in a natural grain hard wood polished box with a rich feel interior. To purchase one at £39.99, please click here.
For each pendant purchased, we will donate £3.50 to the charity Shine Africa (registered number 1103463) who will provide a mosquito net to a child in need. It is shocking to discover that 1 child in 5 living in The Gambia, and without a mosquito net, is unlikely to reach the age of 5. Each time you wear your pendant you will have the knowledge that there is every chance that you will have saved a childs life.For more information on the charity, please click here. To separately donate £3.50 for a mosquito net, please click here. For child sponsorship, at £22 per year, please click here.
Our daughter with our sponsored Gambian girl Ida in January 2008