World Vision responded to drought in Mali in 1975, opened an office in 1982, and began sponsorship programs in 1988. Since then, some of World Vision’s major accomplishments have included:
- Digging freshwater wells to provide a source of clean, safe water in the late 1970s.
- Providing food to famine survivors and malnourished children during the 1980s.
- Reducing the high mortality rates of children through immunizations and improved nutrition throughout the 1990s.
- Developing education and health systems and providing microfinance assistance in the 21st century.
ALIGNMENT WITH GOVERNMENT STRATEGY
Our programme approach is aligned to Mali’s Government Strategic Framework for Growth and Poverty Reduction to maximize impact.
PARTNERING FOR CHANGE
We build strong relations and work in close partnership with CBO (Community Based Organisations), FBOs (Faith Based Organisations) and local, national and international NGOs to improve aid effectiveness for target communities.
OWNERSHIP OF COMMUNITY/ ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP
The community decides what its development priorities are and works alongside World Vision to achieve its goals.
Addressing Gender, Environment, HIV and AIDS and Persons with Disabilities is critical to attaining major goals in poverty reduction.
World Vision has skilled technical staff to deliver effective outcomes in each of the priority sectors.