Clean drinking water means no more stomach aches for Djenebou

Clean drinking water means no more stomach aches for Djenebou

In Mali, battles are being waged to put an end to diseases linked to unsanitary drinking water, as the problem generally affects people living in rural areas. Unfortunately, today, the raging community conflict in the Mopti region has added to the scarcity of potable water for vulnerable families that are already affected by the insecurity. Families like Djenebou's.

World Vision has launched a programme alongside Procter & Gamble (P&G), aimed at reducing suffering and water-related diseases for displaced and vulnerable populations.

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World Vision's tangible contributions towards the attainment of SDG 6 in Mali
Access to water for all

World Vision's tangible contributions towards the attainment of SDG 6 in Mali

Our interventions have provided access to safe drinking water to nearly 1.5 million people in rural and urban areas. In the past 20 years, our Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) programme has built 2,600 potable water points. Half of them have been built in the past five years (2016-2020); i.e. 1,300 drinking water points consisting of standpipes and hand pumps in communities, schools, and over 40 health centres.

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How savings groups are making a difference for smallholder farmers in Mali

How savings groups are making a big difference for smallholder farmers in Mali

In Coulibaly Diarra's village of Tieneguebougou, rains are rare and there is not enough arable land; this limiting the income of smallholder farmers like her and her husband, and thereby reducing their ability to provide for their children. World Vision-supported Savings for Transformation (S4T) groups have made all the difference for her and her family.

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Blog: Children formerly recruited by armed groups are not just statistics
These children are not just statistics

Restoring hope to children formerly recruited by armed groups

Our Campaigns Coordinator, Manzo Dembele, blogs on the importance of supporting children formerly recruited by armed groups for the successful reinstatement into society and restoration of their hope.

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Rapport Annuel: Notre impact au Mali en 2020
Annual Report

Our impact in Mali in 2020

In response to growing needs in Mali exacerbated by COVID-19, World Vision continues to intervene even in the hardest-to-reach areas. Learn about how our work contributed towards improvement in the well-being of children in Mali throughout our 2020 fiscal year (October 2019 - September 2020).

Our 2020 Annual Report is available in video format in both French and English. For English, click below; for French, click here.

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COVID-19 in Mali Changes Young Khadija’s Life
Responding in fragile contexts

COVID-19 and the children of Mali

COVID-19 has changed the lives of children across Mali. Emergence of the pandemic has added to many other challenges for children particularly living in vulnerable conditions like refugee and internally displaced persons settlements. Read about what it's like for children like eight-month-old Khadija, whose family was forced to flee their village due to conflict and now has to adapt to the 'new normal' in a camp. 

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In Mali, World Vision uses a community-based approach. Our teams work closely with children, households, communities, local authorities and partners. We listen to families, understand their issues and empower communities with skills and resources that bring lasting change for children.  We also continue to work with communities in the conflict-ridden central and northern parts of the country, contributing to social cohesion and building peace to ensure child protection.

We serve the most vulnerable children and families through a multi-sector programmatic approach focused on: health and nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, education and life skills, food security and resilience, advocacy, and child protection and participation.

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To End Child Marriage in Mali

We are working in communities all over Mali, with children, religious leaders and governments, to tackle the root cause of child marriage in Mali.

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