A Child For All, ACFA Inc.

ACFA's vision is "a Mali where all children are protected, safe, healthy, well-nourished, provided a home and an outstanding education that will allow them to be productive and contribute to the social and economic development of the country" We march towards that vision by executing our mission: " to bring hope to Mali's Vulnerable Children by securing for them a brighter future through the delivery of our programs: nutritious food, health care, safe shelter and education." ACFA was founded from the personal experience of its founder, Kadiatou F. Sidibe, who was separated from her mother from age 3 to 26 and was raised by a single father in Bamako, Mali. Our goal is t...
Oct 27, 2014

Beginning of School Year

Diakassan cooking
Diakassan cooking

Ebola has reached Mali, but our children are doing well and we have implemented special steps to keep them from being contaminated. This year due to the sporadic lack of rain during this rainy season, our farm return will not reach our earlier expectations. With this, comes the challenge to ensure that we have enough funds available to fill the gap of harvested crop. Today, more than ever, supporting our nutrition project matters. We will invest in vitamins and other supplements to support the year’s nutrition project.
Our work is only possible because of your generosity. Our next fund raising event will be held in Washington DC on 12 Nov 2014 from 6PM to 8 PM at Shaw’s Tavern at 520 Florida Ave. Washington DC 20001. Please continue to support ACFA’s projects, and allow us to continue our holistic program for the vulnerable children of Mali. Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision.

Children eating lunch
Children eating lunch

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Oct 27, 2014

Beginning of School Year

Farm earlier
Farm earlier

Ebola has reached Mali, but our children are doing well and we have implemented special steps to keep them from being contaminated. October is back to school time in Mali. Our children commenced the new academic year with much enthusiasm. Their summer program of skill building training went well. Some of them improved their tailoring skills, while others learned to do woodwork, motorcycle mechanics and at home cooking.
This year our farm flourished so much that FDA, an advertising company in Mali, used our farm in their TV advertising of organic fertilizer, and donated to ACFA. Unfortunately, we have now been affected by the drought. Bamako went through a period of time with no rain, and that was a critical period for our farm. Please see the pictures of before and after the drought. We are still hopeful for a better return on investment than last year, it is just not going to be as much as we initially anticipated.
Our work is only possible because of your generosity. Our next fundraising event will be held in Washington DC on 12 Nov 2014 at 6:00PM at Shaw’s Tavern at 520 Florida Ave., NW Washington DC 20001. Please join us to support ACFA’s projects, and allow us to continue our holistic program for the vulnerable children of Mali. Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision.

Farm after drought
Farm after drought

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Aug 20, 2014

Summer update

Children wearing their medals
Children wearing their medals

Fatoumata is doing well with her glasses. Her next appointment for the doctor’s evaluation is in November. At that time we will be informed of her needs for this year. In the meantime we have a volunteer helping us to recoup the funds prepaid to Necker Hospital in Paris. We will keep you informed of what the outcome is. Thank you very much for your continued support.
This summer 3 of our children were admitted to the youth Malian Federation of basketball, and 2 of those 3 are currently playing in the youth championship of Bamako. The 3rd did not get to participate this year because of a broken leg, but will next year. 3 others received taekwondo medals (1 gold and 2 silver) during Bamako’s championship. 5 children passed to the next belt during this year’s Bamako’s Taekwondo’s tournament.

In April we were blessed with site visit in Bamako from Director Andy from the Segal Family Foundation, and we were able to show him the operations. In Jul, our Director of Operations in Bamako, attended the Segal Family Foundation’s annual meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. What a collaborative and learning opportunity that was!!! His overall impressions were outstanding. This opportunity allowed him to discover other operations on the continent, and discuss with other leaders confronted to similar challenges, network with other nonprofit leaders and learn from each others’ experience, understand donors’ requirements, re-energized with regards to goals, and more deeply understand human resources requirements.
Our work is only possible because of your generosity. Thank you for supporting our efforts towards achieving our mission.

Adama in medical condition
Adama in medical condition

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