Ouelessebougou Alliance

The Ouelessebougou Alliance works in cooperation with 25 rural villages in the Ouelessebougou region of Mali, West Africa. Our projects are in the areas of health, education and economic development. The Alliance works with villages based on both their need and commitment to each project and is committed to training and capacity building. In every project, the Alliance is committed to the principles of ownership, sustainability and accountability.
Oct 15, 2014

Don't forget about Malaria!

The toll the Ebola outbreak has taken on West African countries is shocking.  While the country of Mali hasn't been affected, we are deeply concerned for our neighbors, Guinea and Senegal.

And while this virus rages on, Africans still face the same health challenges that kill so many of them annually.  Malaria remains one of the top health issues they face.  Mosquito nets are the only method of protection and typically cost between $5 to $10.  For those who live in extreme poverty (less than $1 per day) a $10 net seems prohibitive.

The Alliance subsidizes the cost of the net so that villagers only pay $1 for a net that can protect a family of four up to three years.

Thanks for your continued support of this critical initiative.  And hopefully there will come a day when we CAN forget about malaria.

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Oct 15, 2014

Increase of girls attending school in Bassa!

A new school is rising in Bassa and plans to be open by November 1st! We are thrilled by the involvement of Bassa villagers in helping this happen. Villagers saved10% of the cost and created some goals they want to meet with the wonderful addition of this new school.  A top goal of the village is to increase enrollment, especially among girls. In addition, they want to offer more adult literacy classes to women in the village.

 

The message is clear: If you want to change the world, educate a girl.  We are grateful for your support to keep girls in school and look forward to sharing enrollment statistics at the end of the 140-15 school year!

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Jul 29, 2014

A Big Gift!

Wow!  In June, the Ouelessebougou Alliance received a large gift from a local foundation here in Salt Lake City that allows us to reach even more families who need mosquito nets.  As we have probably pointed out before, the funds we raise for nets allows us to distribute nets in the 25 villages where we work.  BUT, it is a first come, first served process.  There is never enough money in our budget to provide new, insecticide treated nets to every family who needs one.  This gift will provide an additional 1,700 families with this life-saving tool.

 

The more families that we can cover, the better off the entire community is.  Please continue to support this important initiative. We deliver the nets, train families on the proper usage AND follow up to make sure they are using them!

 

We are grateful for all our supporters out there...including YOU!

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