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 been able to bring clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene to communities in the district of Bla in southern Mali. In the last year, we’ve been concentrating on building a sustainable water supply system and improved sanitation facilities for the community health centre of Touna, reaching over 4,500 people. 

Now the centre has running water in each room and improved and adapted sanitation facilities, making an amazing difference to staff and patients. Maiga Cheick Sidi Bakaye, doctor and technical director of Touna community health centre shows one of the new sinks being installed in the centre, and explains “I am very happy to have running water in all the rooms. Water is essential to our work...there is no good health without clean water, good hygiene, and sanitation.” Maiga Cheick Sidi Bakaye

Maiga Cheick Sidi Bakaye, doctor and technical director of Touna community health centre, shows one of the new sinks being installed in the centre which will provide clean water.
Maiga Cheick Sidi Bakaye, doctor and technical director of Touna community health centre, shows one of the new sinks being installed in the centre which will provide clean water.
Image: WaterAid / Basile Ouedraogo

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