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Banjul
The Gambia

Anna
Jaiteh

Anna is currently a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Gambia with over seven years’ experience as a human rights activist. She owns a business called “Yummy Chips" importing plantain chips from Ghana and a vegetable farm.

She started “Yummy Chips” while working as a vegetable farmer in Lamin village in 2016, but had to leave the start-up to return to school. From this venture she learned that in order to be successful she would need to be dedicated.

A problem she sees is youth unemployment due to poverty, this problem affects women and girls particularly. As a way to combat this problem she is currently working on a project to economically empower teenage mothers by equipping them with a skill through “Impact Youth Africa”. The organization currently has targeted 20 teenage mothers, who are currently undergoing training on sewing and design and soap making.

Anna hopes to develop skills that will allow her to discover ways to implement projects that help women and girls through economic empowerment. In the next 5 years she hopes to equip women with various skills and knowledge on sexual and reproductive health rights, as well as reducing the dependency rate.

Education 

Bachelor's Degree in Law, University of the Gambia: Law Degree from The Gambia Law School