Building a Women's Center in Nebkit, Mali



The World Food Program (WFP) is promoting self-sustainability by creating a Women's Center in Nebkit, Mali - one of the least developed and poorest countries in the world.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The region of Nebkit is characterized by arid lands, low rainfall, week agricultural production, high poverty, food insecurity, and a poor literacy rate. WFP wants to help the women of Nebkit become self-sufficient. 420 women of the community have proposed the construction of a Women's Center for producing and selling the arts and crafts they create as their primary economic activity. The center will also be a place where women will receive literacy training.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Nebkit Women's Center will provide a work and training facility. It will improve women's literacy rate, build capacity and improve revenue generating activity, and enable them to contribute to their children's education.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Nebkit Women's Center will increase the literacy rate and improve skills in economic activity for women of the community, and improve food security and allow for investment in children's education due to increased revenue from handicraft sales.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Project Leader

Meredith Slater

Development Associate, Friends of the WFP
Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Building a Women's Center in Nebkit, Mali
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