This project provides 100 vulnerable Malian children with homes, home cooked meals, health care, education, a 15-square-foot home, and a 2-acres farm that will produce their food.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are currently over 700,000 orphans in Mali. They live on the streets and beg for food and subsistance money. Education is a luxury that they do not even dream off. Extended families are willing to take in the orphans, but the economic odds are against them. With a per capita GDP of $560, Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world. This project gives orphans and vulnerable children access to an environment conducive to an outstanding physical, mental and intellectual growth.
How will this project solve this problem?
Project consists of: (1) opening the orphanage in Mali, (2) providing food, health care and education to Malian vulnerable children, (3) purchase and install solar energy, (4) dig a well and install a pump, and produce sustainment food for orphans.
Potential Long Term Impact
Providing a home, food, health care and education programs to orphans will allow them to grow and learn in a supportive, loving and nurturing environment. They will grow strong, be part of the human capital, and contribute to Mali's economic growth.
Total Funding Received to Date: $32,947
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $48,094
Total Funding Goal: $81,041