A Dogon Village in Mali
Joliba Trust supports grassroots development work with
farming and cattle-raising communities in some of the
most marginal areas of Mali. Our particular focus is on
projects to help women, and environmental work to sustain
We have worked with rural
people in Mali since 1984 and established a fund which
became the Joliba Trust in 1992.
Our Malian partners are
rural Peasant Associations in the very poor 5th Region
of Mali, which have become established as a Malian NGO,
‘Joliba Ediouko’, We are currently funding
self-help development work in 176 villages in 20 districts.
Solutions to poverty here, and in much of the Sahel, are
highly achievable and very inexpensive.
A particular feature
of Joliba’s work is that it has very low administrative
costs both in the UK and in Mali. Joliba has been built
upon many years of voluntary effort. Though we now have
a core waged staff, we are still able to spend 95% of
the funds we raise directly on field projects.
is the local name for the River Niger, and means ‘riches
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Devon TQ13 8BE
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