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Announcement: Anounou Sissoko’s Retirement

Retirement of Anounou Sissoko After 20 years of devoted service, Anounou Sissoko will retire from his position as the Alliance’s Field Director in August. We are extremely grateful for his years of dedication. He has led our Mali operations with integrity, conviction, and heart. Anounou is a highly respected leader in Ouelessebougou. Over the years, he has played a key …

2021 Administrative Expedition

The Ouelessebougou Alliance’s administrative and volunteers are so committed to transforming the lives of the people in the Ouelessebougou region. Because of the pandemic and the growing needs of the Alliance, it was very important to still have our annual Administrative Expedition. It was so important for the morale of the Mali staff and the villagers for us to show …

New Faraba II Well: Water Saves Lives

Until two months ago, 200 children and 100 adults from the rural village of Faraba II were getting their water from the former gold mining pits to cook their food, wash their clothes, and drink water. Faraba 2 is 30 km from Ouelessebougou and 5 km from Faraba I. It was so hard for this population that some people were …

Malian Student Spotlight: Mariam Samake

Mariam Samake In honor of International Day of the Girl, I am spotlighting a girl from the Ouelessebougou region of Mali. Mariam is 18 years old and a ninth grader. She attended the Alliance’s partner elementary school in Tamala. Here is what she has to say.  What is it like to be a girl in Mali? To be a girl …

COVID-19 Relief Food Distribution

As a result of conflict, instability, and COVID-19, more than 4.3 million Malians required humanitarian help in 2020. The COVID-19 virus has left millions in crisis of malnutrition, hunger, and starvation in Mali, particularly in the rural areas such as the Ouelessebougou region. Because many of our villages are remote, they seldom receive international assistance, but the Alliance is in …

One of the Alliance Rock Stars: Teningnini Diakite

Mariam Diakite said Teningnini is the Ouelessebougou Alliance Program Manager in Mali. Prior to that position, Teningnini worked for the Ouelessebougou Women micro-credit fund in Ouelessebougou. She has been working for the Alliance for almost two decades as the Health Coordinator and the Program Manager. Additionally, she cooks for our guests (expeditions) during their visits to Ouelessebougou. She is a …

Fighting COVID-19 in Ouelessebougou

THE PROBLEM On April 5, 2020, the World Health Organization reported 1,133,758 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and that 62,784 individuals have now died in the world. The developed countries with the highest death rates include the USA with 9,655 deaths; China with 3,338 deaths; Italy with 15,362 deaths; Germany with 1,342 deaths; France with 7,546 deaths; United Kingdom with …

Have you been to Ouelessebougou in the Past Twenty-four Years? If so, You have definitely seen or known this man.

Sekouba Traore has been working for the Ouelessebougou Alliance as a groundskeeper for 24 years. Nowadays, he is the longest serving employee at the Alliance both in Utah and in Ouelessebougou. He always serves with a smile and joy. How did this amazing man, Sekouba join the Alliance? Sekouba Traore has been working for the Ouelessebougou Alliance as a groundskeeper …