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Reading: Gambian Entrepreneur who Left America To Uplift 7000 Women From Poverty To Millionaires: The Story Of Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah

Gambian Entrepreneur who Left America To Uplift 7000 Women From Poverty To Millionaires: The Story Of Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah

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Born and raised in Gambia, Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah is a mother, entrepreneur/business owner, humanitarian and advocate for women issues. She is the proprietor and creative director of “Treasor, the Closet and Beyond” , a leading high end fashion store in The Gambia.

Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the KEO Foundation. Her responsibilities include strategy execution and day-to-day running of the operations of KEO, outreach to donors, the diaspora and other stakeholders.

In 2019, motivated by the need to assist women in adding value to their lives. Daffeh founded Tresor Women Warriors , the organization enables them to live the fullest possible life by helping them change their living conditions, economic empowerment and political participation that exists in The Gambia.

Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah decided to help the women of Jalangbang achieve food self-sufficiency through agriculture. She provided them with land and seedlings to grow crops, and also educated them on financial management. However, when market restrictions were imposed as a result of COVID-19, the earnings from their farm products took a hit and the women were left to their own devices.

To rise to the challenge of the crisis, Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah once again came forward to help the warrior women to survive. When the news of COVID-19 broke out in the media, she gathered all the members of the community and advised them to use water containers or dispensers in their homes for hand washing. “Our institution, with the support of Aji Kumba, branded some hand washing dispensers that were distributed in the homes of the women farmers”, according to Mama Jobe. “These are special dispensers, which are branded ‘The Woman Warrior’”. The group urged its members to be vigilant, wash their hands frequently especially after coming back from the farm and restrict the movement of their children around the community.

Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah is also founder of the “Yes, We Can Read” program which focuses on young kids in The Gambia. This was started and privately funded by her family in 2009. Sponsorship has expanded to include other Gambians and non-Gambians in the diaspora as well as a share of sales proceeds from Treasor, the Closet and Beyond.

Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah is also founder of the Treasor Women Warriors, launched in 2019 in The Gambia. The core goal of the Treasor Women Warriors is to economically and socially empower disadvantaged women in rural and urban areas in The Gambia.

Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah holds a degree in international business and finance from the Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She was born in The Gambia and came to the USA after high school to attend university. She is a dual citizen of the USA and The Gambia.

Founded by Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah,  Tresor Woman Warriors is an initiative by women for women. It serves to empower the women of Jalangbang, a small village in the west coast region of The Gambia. The initiative was inspired by Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah, a Gambian woman who decided to help the women of Jalangbang achieve food self-sufficiency through agriculture. She provided them with land and seedlings to grow crops and educated them on financial management. However, when market restrictions were imposed as a result of COVID-19, the earnings from their farm products took a hit and the women were left to their own devices.

In an interview with Ghanain Youtuber Wode Maya, A Gambian woman, Aji Kumba Daffeh Kah has disclosed that he Left America after 30 years To Uplift 7000 Gambian Women From Poverty To Millionaires

 

 

 

 

 

 

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