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Empowering Women
Through Health Care
and Education

Medical Supplies for the Free Wellness Clinics

The much needed Medical Supplies to conduct VGI's Free Wellness Clinics in Rural Villages and Communities in The Gambia.

Join the Fight to End Female Genital Mutilation by Changing Hearts

The Village Girl Initiative (VGI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity set up by a Registered Nurse and survivor of Female Genital Mutilation. Our mission is to completely eradicate Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the rural villages and communities in The Gambia West Africa, where it is widely practiced. We want to change hearts by empowering women and girls with resources through education and provision of free, quality, and accessible health care services and community based sensitization programs and healing based support programs for survivors.

Learn about what The Village Girl Initiative's aims to improve the lives of women and girls in West Africa.

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About Us

The Village Girl Initiative in Lewis Center, Ohio began with our founder's personal experiences in The Gambia, especially those relating to people who live in rural villages. The suffering of women and girls in this area has motivated her to do something and let people know how they can help out and give back to these people in those villages to help them live full and prosperous lives. We work directly with individuals and organizations who want to help. Our goal is to completely eradicate Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C); eliminate obstacles such as inadequacy, inaccessibility, and unaffordability that prevent people, especially women and children from receiving primary and basic health care services in Sanyang and its surrounding villages in the Kombo, South District of The Gambia. In addition, we are working to provide tuition scholarships for village girls from middle schools through high schools and universities, and empowering them to become agents of change in their communities to help end Female Genital Mutilation.


Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(857) 263-3489

(220) 788-8241

Hours of Operation
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Service Area
Columbus, Ohio, Lewis Center, Ohio

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