Health care for 30,000 slum residents in Mali

$14,627 $0
Raised Remaining


This project will be provide 35% of the funding and technical consulting to catalyze a sustainable slum clinic for maternal and child health for 30,000 people.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Despite being part of a city, many of the residents of Sikoro are three kilometers from a paved road, and equally distant from water or medical care. Women often give birth on the side of the road on the way to the clinic, and one in four children dies before age 5 (DHS). There are over 30,000 people living in this area. A community-run clinic that also works on public health (mosquito nets, vaccination) is a socially appropriate and accessible way fuel for development.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will provide 35% of funding, furnishings, and supplies. We will help the community clinic board to fundraise the remaining 65% locally, legalize their committee, train personnel, and permanently run the clinic from user fees and gov't funding.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will create a selt-sustaining clinic to improve health outcomes by providing health and maternal care to 30,000 slum residents. This will improve well being, livelihoods, and the community's ability to create healthcare change!

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $14,627

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $14,627 .  The original project funding goal was $14,472.

Additional Documentation

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


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Thanks to 251 donors like you, a total of $14,627 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Caitlin Cohen

US Coordinator
Westminster Station, Vermont United States

Where is this project located?

Mali   Health
Map of Health care for 30,000 slum residents in Mali