A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT IN MALI
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.
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.