Mali

The situation in the West African nation of Mali remains volatile. The north of the country is at war and the south is struggling with refugee flows, rapid population growth, high unemployment, and a lack of infrastructure. 40% of the population is without a job, the same percentage is below the poverty line, and two-thirds of the population is illiterate and does not attend school.
HOW WE HELP
School Katibougou: Primary and secondary school for more than 300 children and teenagers from poor and very poor families more
School Katibougou: Primary and secondary school for more than 300 children and teenagers from poor and very poor families more
Extension of Katibougou High School: Construction of the second building with six classrooms
Extension of Katibougou High School: Construction of the second building with six classrooms
Bamako center: Christian music school, library, and computer courses for young adults. Support for persecuted Christians
Bamako center: Christian music school, library, and computer courses for young adults. Support for persecuted Christians
Chrys Johnson Orphanage: New construction of an orphanage for abandoned infants
Chrys Johnson Orphanage: New construction of an orphanage for abandoned infants
FACTS & FIGURES
Capital: Bamako
Area: 1 250 000 km2
Population: 20 Mio.
Life expectancy: 62 years
Children mortality: 62 (per 1000)
Alphabetization: 36 %
Religions: 93 % Muslims, 3 % Christians, 1 % Animists, 3 % no religion
ORPHANAGE


"I didn't know that children were being thrown away. My brother, a police officer, showed me pictures of such abandoned babies. When I saw these pictures, I realized we had to do something." - Emmanuel and Saran Traoré talk about their 200-plus children.

(Video in German)
ORPHANAGE


"I didn't know that children were being thrown away. My brother, a police officer, showed me pictures of such abandoned babies. When I saw these pictures, I realized we had to do something." - Emmanuel and Saran Traoré talk about their 200-plus children.

(Video in German)
NEST WARMTH AND WINGS
Loving foster families and a solid school education enable growing generations to step out of hardship into a hopeful future.
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