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...
Feb 24, 2014

2nd semester report

Our harvested crop
Our harvested crop

Our harvest has been completed and we made a better harvest than last year: we collected 1.2 tons of corn and 50Kg of beans for the children consumption. Additionally, Zorokoro project is moving along: the fence is now completed and we are in the process of installing doors to the fence. We need funding to finish the first dorm after the fence is completed: the completion will consist of the toilettes and piping installation. The children will be ready to move into their new home this summer. Since the beginning of the academic year in October, out of 3 reporting period, one of our little girls, Diakassan, ranked twice first in her class of 44, with a GPA of over 8 out of 10 both times. Additionally, Adama and Lassine have commenced the skill building with tailoring classes. Finally, in the sport arena, 3 of our children, Diakassan, Koro, and Assan, are retained to participate in Bamako’s regional competition. The year was ended with a visit to Bamako by one of our board of directors, Alpha, who spent Christmas and New Year with the children in Bamako. Please donate today and help us ensure that our work continues and that the vulnerable children of Mali are afforded the holistic program that ACFA offers them. Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision.

Our fence door installed
Our fence door installed

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Feb 24, 2014

2nd semester report

Alpha visiting the children
Alpha visiting the children

In November, we were blessed with the visit to Bamako of a team of volunteer doctors from the Utah Valley Eye Center who provided free eye care services to those in need. Fatoumata was examined by 3 doctors: Dr. Matthew Parsons, Dr. Frank Edmunds and Dr. Paul Olson. All three have concluded that at her age, and with her current vision of 20/400 with the myopic correction, Fatoumata will need a cataract surgery in the future. The doctors have promised to provide annual consultations to Fatoumata during their visit in Bamako before she is ready for the operations. The year was ended with a visit to Bamako by one of our board of directors, Alpha, who spent Christmas and New Year with the children in Bamako. Please donate today. We have raised 58% of the funds needed to fully fund Fatoumata’s operations costs. Our work is only possible because of your generosity. Fatoumata is in danger of losing her sight. Thank you for supporting our efforts towards achieving our mission of helping her keep her eye sight.

visit to fatoumata
visit to fatoumata's family

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Dec 2, 2013

1st semester report

Children with a guest in Bamako
Children with a guest in Bamako

While we are waiting for the visa to go to France, Fatoumata project had 2 more prospectives developed in the past couple of months: (1) possible trip to India to be operated on by an organization that provides free operations services and we will have to provide her and her chaperon's travel, room and board for the 3 weeks duration of the visit to India, and (2) a team of doctors visiting Bamako will be able to consult Fatoumata and assess her situation and maybe operate on her.  In the meantime, Fatoumata is being cared for with your support funds and we will keep you informed of the evolution of the project as we move forward. 

Our children enjoying outdoor
Our children enjoying outdoor

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