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Voss Foundation received a letter on July 15th from our implementing partner about our project in Kanikombole in the Dogon Region of Mali. We were thrilled to receive an update on the community given the current situation in Mali. The villagers of Kanikombole sent their greetings and confirmed that the wells, completed in 2009, still function very well. Voss Foundation is proud of the relationship we develop with our implementing partners. The fact that we still receive updates on the communities we’ve worked in, and the wells we’ve constructed, even four years after completion is a testament to the strength of these bonds and the community’s capacity to maintain their sources. Below, you can read a translation of a letter sent from our contact in Kanikombole.

 

Truly, the projects financed by Voss Foundation are functioning very well.

Thanks to your project, the Kanikombole village drinks clean water and no longer suffers from diarrhea, dysentery, dracunculiasis, and goiter, and has helped the population become healthy so they can better work in the fields.

The women who farm thank you so much. Because of the water basins, irrigating the plants has taken considerably less time, enabling them to double the cultivation of produce. Thanks to the constructed wells, all the sicknesses like typhoid fever, diarrhea, and dysentery are no longer present in the village. The water pump functions well and the entire population drinks the water from the wells that Voss Foundation has built.

My sincerest thanks and salutations to you and the entire team at Voss Foundation.

Vraiment les projets financés par Voss Fondation sont très bien fonctionnels.

Grâce à votre projet la population du village de kani-kombolé boit l’eau potable et ne souffre plus des maladies de diarrhée, dysenterie, de ver de guinée (draquinculose), de goiatre et ce qui a fait la bonne santé et la population peut mieux travailler aux champs.

Les femmes de pèle vous remerci beaucoup grâ aux bassins (cuves à eaux), elles ont considérablement dimunier le temps d’arrosage et ont doublée la production maraîchère. Grâce aux puits aménager toutes les maladies comme la fièvre thyphoïde, la diarrhée et dysenterie sont fini dans le village. La pompe pour le marche plus et toute la population boit l’eau des puits que Voss a aménager.

Mes sincères remerciéments et salutations à toi et à toute l’équipe de Voss Fondation.

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