A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT IN MALI
urgent: covid-19 support
COVID-19 is spreading quickly on the continent of Africa.
We're doubling our efforts to spread critical information and supplies to those in the community who need it most. Our team of Wash Project Ambassadors visit every neighborhood in Ouelessebougou to help us deliver soap, clean water and protective masks for free to the most vulnerable.
We will continue this work until we have made it past COVID-19 together.
special project: bridge to a garden
The woman in the picture above is named Lala. She's a member of a women's gardening cooperative in Ouelessebougou. Behind her is a dry river bed, but during the rainy season from July to November, it fills with water, sometimes to depths of six feet. This makes it nearly impossible to cross, and those who try often lose their vegetables in the crossing.
The majority of the small plot farmers here are women, and they depend greatly on the $1-$2 per day they earn from their crops to support themselves and their families.
To provide these women with a safe and dignified place to work, we've started a special project to provide a bridge to their garden plot, so they can safely cross, and protect their vegetables on their way to market.
WHAT WE DO
Washing hands with soap is one of the most powerful life saving measures on earth.
Since 2011, we've grown into an entrepreneurial development initiative for local women, helped young people develop leadership skills, and are now working on the front lines of the Covid-19 battle in Ouelessebougou.