Mali

The Crisis in Mali

1.5 million people people are at risk of food insecurity. And one in eight children is affected by malnutrition. 

Blogs From Mali

Visit our Notes From The Field blog for stories from CARE staff and refugees effected by the crisis in Mali.

496,000 children younger than 5 are at risk of malnutrition

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Country Info

CARE began its work in Mali in 1975 to help the government respond to an emergency. The work gradually shifted from emergency projects to programs aimed at helping local communities take initiatives for their own development. We emphasize the promotion of democratic governance, including helping community organizations become more effective.

We use partnerships to help build the sustainability of civil society. And we seek to defend the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized people to obtain basic services. CARE’s program is one of the largest in Mali and is part of the Malian government’s poverty alleviation strategy.

Our Work in Mali

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

HIV & AIDS

Poverty is both a cause and consequence of HIV and AIDS.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

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Push Pull Model Graduates Families Out of Poverty

Nightmare in Mali

"It was total panic everywhere in the town of Diabaly and the population had only one choice: hide in their houses and pray to God."

Read "Nightmare in Mali," a first person account of the violence in Diabaly, Mali, as told to CARE.

Push Pull Model Graduates Families Out of Poverty

People in poverty have a wide range of abilities and needs.  Some are in emergencies where only direct support--in cash or in kind--can meet immediate needs.  Some are more stable for the moment, but lack the economic opportunities that will help them move sustainably out of poverty. Increasingly, communities and families slide in and out of crisis in response to market, climate, and economic shocks.

Farmer's Field and Business School Toolkit

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. So far, working with FFBS has led to 65-75% adoption of improved agricultural techniques among the 50,000 women who are part of the Pathways program.

CARE FFBS Seasonal Calendar

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This tool represents how you can organize the different pieces of work to correspond with the seasonal calendar to make the best use of time and resources for the community.

CARE FFBS Monitoring Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. These tools help CARE and communities measure the impact of the work in food and nutrition security.

FFBS Nutrition Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This set of tools helps guide discussions about increasing the health and nutrition of families by focusing on the nutritional value of crop choices and cooking nutritious and balanced meals.

FFBS Gender Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This set of tools focuses on working with groups on  women's empowerment and gender equality.

CARE FFBS Marketing Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. These tools focus on building farmers' marketing skills so they can increase the profitability of their crops.

CARE FFBS Agricultural Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This set of tools focuses on agricultural techniques that increase yields and minimize post harvest losses.

FFBS Facilitation Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques.  This set of tools gives community members the skills they need to facilitate activities.

WASHplus: Supportive Environments for Healthy Households and Communities

WASHplus is USAID’s flagship global Environmental Health project. Led by FHI 360 in partnership with CARE, WASHplus promotes healthy households and communities by creating and delivering interventions that lead to significant improvements in access, practices, and health outcomes related to water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and Household Air Pollution (HAP).

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