Nima’s Wish Foundation is a Charitable 501©3 non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon that is dedicated exclusively to carry out charitable purposes including humanitarian aid, relief of poverty and distress and strengthening communities in the U.S. and developing countries around the world.
Madi Touray, Ph.D. Occupation Secretary General Organization “Alliance for Democracy in Africa”
I have known Mr. Eliman Gibba and Madam Alexandra Sianis Gibba for many years. Since the establishment of the Alliance for Democracy in Africa (ADA) in 2000, Eliman and Alex continue to play a very active role in the organization. They are sponsoring women’s groups in the Gambia by providing them with sewing machines, tools for vegetable and fruit gardening and materials for tie and dye. They also provide youth groups with soccer materials and with the help of their generous financial contributions, the ADA has been able to train more than 300 boys and girls in Information Technology. I strongly recommend that people and organizations as well as municipal councils support Nima’s Wish Foundation.
In 2009, Nima Gibba, a young and beautiful 11-year-old girl was tragically killed in a car accident along with two mothers and a 10-year-old boy. In an instant, four lives were taken from their friends and families by the careless act of a drunk driver. As parents of Nima, we cannot express in words the magnitude of hurt we have endured as a result of her leaving us at such a young age. In order to preserve her memory, we founded the Nima’s Wish Foundation in her honor to carry out her wish of helping others. The foundation is specifically devoted to providing aid for the people of the Gambia in West Africa, where Nima’s father is from. The Gambians are hard-working, happy people but are severely lacking in educational opportunities, medical and health care assistance, agricultural projects for sustenance and overall humanitarian aid. With your contribution, a young girl’s dream of aiding those who need it most can be fulfilled.
Projects and Activities
Following a recent trip to the Gambia, we were shocked to see how many families were still cooking and heating using methods that were not only unhealthy but also depleting the natural resources of the area. Happily, we have been able to plan a collaborative stove project for the area with the Aprovecho Research Center that designed and now builds a world-class institutional stove. We are working together to bring this large stove to the Gambia, and to start manufacturing there.