Yehi Community, Mali

Yehi Community, Mali
  • Population50,084
  • Villages22
  • Temp 32°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.

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.

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


100% of the most vulnerable families that attended child protection training, now know how to access local services, helping them to care for and protect children.


533 families learnt about hygiene and now have a hand-washing station with soap at home, helping to keep children safer from disease.


95% of babies under age 1 who are supported by community health workers have been immunised, helping to protect them from preventable diseases like polio and measles.


1,000 more people now have a toilet at home, helping to stop children and families having to go to the toilet outdoors and limiting the spread of disease.


"We were worried about the spread of COVID-19. Then World Vision gave us hand-washing kits, so we could protect ourselves against the virus and other diseases such as diarrhoea." – Fatoumata (12), pictured front left


"I am very happy that my community now understands child protection. Now, I want to be the voice of the voiceless, and work for a better future for the other children in my community." – Aissa (11), pictured right in yellow


"After my father was killed, I suffered from depression. The World Vision training helped me deal with my worries. Now, I help young people cope with their stress and anxiety." – Josue, pictured left

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

“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

Did you know?

Did you know?

University of Sankore, Timbuktu

It might now be one of the poorest nations in the world, but Mali was once one of the wealthiest empires in the world.

Mali had an important position in the cross-Sahara trade routes between West Africa and the north, helping many great emperors build their wealth.

The Kingdom of Mali was established on the upper Niger River and reached its peak of power during the fourteenth century, at which time it was twice the size of France and stretched to the West African coast.

Mali was historically a centre of civilization, and the city of Timbuktu was also an important centre of Islamic education. The Sankara Madrassa and the University of Sankore produced many great astronomers, scholars and engineers well after the end of the Empire of Mali.

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.