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This January, Voss Foundation’s European Representatives Cecilie Malm Brundtland and Anette Krosby received holiday greetings from our local contact in the Dogon region of Mali, and a brief update from our projects in Kanikombole and Pel. Cecilie and Anette visited the villages in 2009 with former Magnum Photos President Stuart Franklin, and remain in contact with our friends there.   Karembe Allaye writes:…

From our friends Sebastien and Barri in Mali: 40 water retention structures were built (each with a capacity of 1200 litres) in the Women’s Association garden, enabling 80 women to work there permanently… There is enough water right now to allow the women to work. This is great news! Thanks, Sebastien and Barri! And further…

We spoke with our friends in Mali recently and they assured us that, though people had feared the same drought affecting East Africa, due to the rains coming late this year, things are fine now. We also learned that the Kanikombole project should be finished soon; we hope to have the Pel project completed by…

After completing our initial Mali water project, in Kanikombole, the Voss Foundation is getting ready to begin the next one in Pel, another Dogon village. We almost couldn’t believe it this week when we heard from our implementing partners, AED and Caritas, that they think it may be possible to leverage the success from our…

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