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Poverty and its unfortunate consequences of undernourishment, inadequate health care, lack of education and unemployment weigh heavy on the people of Mali. Nearly fifty percent of the people in the country live below the poverty line. They struggle with chronic malnutrition, insufficient access to water and meager living conditions.

Sixty-five percent of Mali’s land area is either desert or semi-desert. Its low level of agricultural production and its high vulnerability to drought makes the country one of the most undeniable cases for humanitarian assistance in the world.

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Mosque Construction in Niono - Mali

Mosque Construction in Niono - Mali - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

While on assignment in the town of Niono in Mali, West Africa, Peace Corps volunteer Charlie Finesilver found that, despite their hard life, the local people were deeply faithful to their Islamic roots. “I had countless spiritual conversations with my close elderly friends...[and] I decided that I could never help them, the way that their faith helped them. I decided… continue reading »

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Vital Stats

Population: 13,000,000
Infant Mortality Rate: 108 deaths /1000 births
Life Expectancy: 49 years
Major Diseases: Very high risk bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, Typhoid fever, malaria, schistosomiasis, meningococcal meningitis
Religions: Muslim - 90%
Tribal religions - 9%
Christian - 1%
Literacy Rate: 47 %
Unemployment Rate: 15 %
Poverty Rate: 64 %
Natural Hazards: Recurring droughts and occasional flooding along the Niger