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CARE started work in: 1975

Mali ranks 184 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International’s programs in Mali partner with communities to help them strengthen initiatives that contribute to more sustainable development.

History of CARE International’s work in Mali 

CARE International began its work in Mali in 1975, initially working with the government in emergency response. The work gradually shifted from emergency projects to programs partnering with communities to strengthen initiatives that contribute to more sustainable development. 

What CARE International does in Mali 

CARE Mali emphasizes the promotion of good and equitable governance, including by helping community organizations become more impactful. Today, our work in Mali focuses on:

A combination of armed conflicts and the lasting effects of the 2012 Sahel food crisis have led to millions of people in Mali struggling to access basic food, nutrition, shelter, education, and healthcare. Our response has included improving food and nutrition security and access to clean water and sanitation services. 

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 987,235
  • Women & girls 54%
  • Indirect -
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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