Yehi Community, Mali

Yehi Community, Mali
  • Population50,084
  • Villages22
  • Temp29°C
Violence and insecurity have crippled life in Central and Northern Mali, while frequent and increasingly severe droughts have added to their struggles. 

In Yehi, most families make their livings by farming. But persistent drought leads to food instability, leaving many children malnourished. 

Child marriage is common and leads to girls dropping out of school. The majority of adults have no formal education, and as a result, many children don't receive encouragement to attend school.

Your support is making a life-changing impact for children in Yehi.


1,445 children from displaced families benefitted from food assistance to protect them from malnutrition.


11,169 boys and girls under 5 received the measles vaccination to guard against this preventable illness.


812 young people learned to wash their hands with soap to protect themselves from infections and diseases.


2,758 girls and boys are living in safer communities after local leaders promoted peace and unity in their villages.


Partnering together for a sustainable future.

By sponsoring children in Yehi community, you are making an incredible difference in vulnerable children’s lives.

Your support is helping Yehi community by improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of the most vulnerable children.

Through decades of experience, we have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen their entire community, caring for every child along the way. In fact, because of these community-focused solutions, for every child you sponsor, 4 more benefit too!

Together, we are tackling the hard problems, such as changing mindsets and behaviours to address the root causes of poverty. We're focusing on building skills, hope and opportunity for the children of Yehi community.

“Our father died in the conflict and we were very sad. A volunteer visited us and helped us with our grief. We felt supported and I learned to help my mother and my siblings.”

- Adama, (15) Yehi community, Mali

Adama pictured on the right with his siblings

Transforming communities together.

We will continue our partnership with the Yehi community until 2025. Continuing to build knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects; equipping the community to identify and effectively respond to needs as they arise.


Started 2011


Completing 2025

Other ways you can help vulnerable children.

<h4>Sponsor a Child</h4>

Sponsor a Child

You can help another child break free from poverty, for good. Your sponsorship will help bring essentials like clean water, education and healthcare to a child and their community.

<h4>Childhood Rescue</h4>

Childhood Rescue

Children in the world’s most dangerous places need you now. Help them survive, recover and build a future. You can provide life-saving food, water and protection to kids whose lives are on the line.

<h4>Gift in your Will</h4>

Gift in your Will

Including a gift in your Will to World Vision is a wonderfully generous way to ensure the values that are important to you live on, as you continue impacting communities around the world.