Mali – Women’s Outreach
“My husband is jobless and he gets angry easily and beats me often. She Is Safe helped me to find my way with embroidery and with knitting. Bible teachings helped to have moral references when I start to be totally discouraged with daily life concerns. Thank you so much. May God reward you abundantly always.”
After the conflict in Mali subsided, those who fled Timbuktu began to return to their homes. Many roads and buildings were damaged. Vulnerable women and girls now live in a Timbuktu with few legitimate opportunities for survival.
Mali Women’s Outreach (part of our Economic Empowerment work) provides the equipping that women need to build a stronger future at a Women’s Training Center in Mali. Local women of the church demonstrate Christ by providing SIS-sponsored vocational training, literacy skills, and Bible classes. Together, we will continue to reestablish a community where women and girls can be salt and light in Timbuktu.
Why Women’s Outreach is Needed in Mali:
- 75% of Malians do not have food security. (Oxfam)
- As of 2012, 69% of women aged 15 to 24 are illiterate. (UNICEF)
- 93.7% of Malian women aged 15-49 were subjected to female genital mutilation. (UNHCR)
Last Year’s Economic Empowerment Outcomes Worldwide:
- 5,462 women in self-help groups received skills training, participated in group savings, learned about health and nutrition and heard the gospel.
- 759 women in self-help groups received further vocational training.
- 422 women gained additional literacy training.
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