Project #268 | Women-Led Financing in Peri-Urban Bamako
Our Partnership with Mali Health
In many of Mali’s communities, women are expected to fill traditional roles, staying at home to care for their families. However, they often lack the education and resources to contribute to healthy decision-making for their households. Women are also expected to step into the role of motherhood early, often as adolescents. These conditions contribute to a variety of persistent health challenges for women and their children, from limited access to routine primary healthcare to some of the highest fertility and adolescent fertility rates in the world – all of which put their health and their children’s health at risk.
We’re partnering with Mali Health to support 400 women to establish small businesses that offer sustainable livelihoods to finance their families’ health needs. The project is expanding women’s knowledge and training in three areas: vocational training, financial literacy, and sales and marketing. Upon completing the training, women are able to increase their revenue by at least 50%!
WOMEN WILL LAUNCH SUSTAINABLE & PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESSES
% INCREASE IN WOMEN'S REVENUE BY THE END OF THE YEAR
CHILDREN WHOSE MOTHERS WILL BE ABLE TO PAY SCHOOL & HEALTH FEES
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our jobs and skills fund.