Transforming Lives in Mali, West Africa

Ouelessebougou Alliance works to lift village communities out of extreme poverty.


We work in partnership with villagers to transform the quality of life in the region of Ouelessebougou, Mali, West Africa by delivering sustainable health and education programs.


Accepting Youth Ambassador Applications

Our Ambassadorship program was created for youth and young adults ages 10 – 21 who want to take their involvement to the next level. They are a group of young leaders who are motivated to make a difference in Utah and in Mali. Through training, engagement and activation in their school or neighborhood communities, they serve as Ambassadors of the Ouelessebougou Alliance.

Applications for the 2021 – 2022 year are open. Deadline is 8/15.


33,000 Malians

Our programs reach Malians in the rural region of Ouelessebougou.

25 Villages

Our active partner villages are recipients of our locally-vetted programs.

12 Schools

Our partner elementary schools receive program support to achieve literacy.

Up to 3 out of 5 children under the age of five in Mali die from malaria. Together we can save thousands of lives.


New Malaria Initiative

We are expanding our malaria control efforts in 2021. We are taking a different approach than others have historically to prevent malaria in Mali: integrated mosquito management. This dynamic combination of methods will accomplish sustainable and ecologically-sensitive mosquito control in Ouelessebougou.

Our Work

 Our program focus is in health and education. Through our long-term partnerships, we empower villagers to break the cycle of poverty.

Get Involved

We bring Utah and Mali communities together. People of all ages can connect with our cause and make a difference in the lives of village families.


You can change a life today. Over 90% of expenses go to program services. You can feel confident your contribution directly serves the community of Ouelessebougou.


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