Foundation Humanitarian Aid Gambia was established in 1996. It was an initiative of a couple from Holland Mrs. Ellen Verlaan and Mr. Arthur Aalst. Eventually they worked on their own, finding out that working together with Governmental departments is absolutely necessary to be able to setup sustainable projects.
Therefore, a Gambian board was installed, the Foundation was registered and since 2003 it became an NGO under the name NGO A27.
Since then many projects have been implemented in agriculture, healthcare, education and women empowerment.