Give your Zakat: Mali Project (Beseya Blon)

Together, we will bring clean water and good hygiene to a health centre serving communities of the Bla and Kati districts in Mali. With clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene, communities will be able to stay healthy, break free from poverty and thrive.

Why support?

Mali is one of the poorest – and hottest – countries in the world. Searing heat and unreliable rains make life very tough for many families. What little water exists is under great demand – for people to use at home, for their crops and animals, and for businesses.

More than half the population lack a decent toilet and many go in the open. Poor hygiene means diseases spread quickly. Mothers have no option but give their children dirty water to drink. Doctors work in health centres with nowhere safe to wash their hands or equipment. Girls and boys go to school without water to drink, or anywhere to go to the toilet. This shouldn’t be normal.

What will you be funding?

Together, we will bring clean water and good hygiene to a health centre serving communities of the Bla and Kati districts in Mali. With clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene, communities will be able to stay healthy, break free from poverty and thrive.

Together we will work in health care facilities so that medical staff can wash their hands, wards can be kept clean, and patients have decent toilets.

The impact you can have

Thanks to Zakat donations, we’ve begun construction work to build 16 new water points in a health centre in Bla. We’ve also delivered training covering hand hygiene, cleaning of health centre environments and medical equipment, and use of PPE. Thanks to your support, over 100 people have taken part so far, and good hygiene practice education is being put to use already.

Younoussa Samake is the technical director of Bogoni Health Centre in Bla, which has had new WASH facilities installed, and he is delighted with the result.

"When I arrived here and saw all these WASH installations, I was very happy. With the water tower, the taps, the cleaning of the rooms, the equipment for handwashing, the presence of well-maintained and separated toilet blocks for men and women, I feel really comfortable working in this health centre."

Younoussa Samake, the new technical director of Bogoni Health Centre, standing next to the washbasin installed in his office, Bla district, Segou region, Mali.
Younoussa Samake, the new technical director of Bogoni Health Centre, standing next to the washbasin installed in his office, Bla district, Segou region, Mali.
WaterAid / Basile Ouedraogo

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