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Clean Water: Making a World of Difference in Mali

October 15, 2010

As Lions, we’re willing to do whatever it takes to make communities better places to live. That’s why Lions clubs around the world work on projects to address a serious health issue – the lack of clean water.

Supported by LCIF, Lions in Mali teamed with Lions from France to drill bore holes and create wells to bring clean water to Morodjambougou and other villages in Mali. Then, “A Drop of Water for Africa” taught local villagers how to use and maintain the equipment. “Water is life,” said Dr. Yanaoussou Dolo, a member of the Bamako Sokala Lions Club. “When you provide water to where there is no water, you feel very happy because you are serving those in need.”

Today the village is thriving. Clean water halted deaths from water-borne diseases and sparked an economic revival. Families have nutritious food to eat, and produce to sell in the market. “If you go visit this village any time of the year, you’ll find one fruit. If it’s not bananas, it’s papayas,” according to Mama Tapo of the Bamako Sokala Lions Club. “So this is really for us a pride … a pride because a bore hole has changed the life of the village.”


Mali Boys in the Banana Field by Dan S. Morris

Photo by Dan S. Morris


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  1. October 18, 2010 11:59 am

    Thanks for the comments. Other Lions clubs are also working to bring clean water to Mali. We’ll post more on this topic when we hear about additional water projects being implemented.

  2. October 15, 2010 7:06 pm

    Many thanks to LCIF and Congratulations to Lions Clubs in Mali and Lions Club in France for their effort to bring clean water to poor villages. Water is a really precious gift of nature and without WATER one cannot survive. BRAVO LIONS FOR YOUR SERVICE.

    Lion Uttam Raj Kayastha,MJF
    Vice District Governor II
    District 325A. Multiple District 325

  3. October 15, 2010 11:46 am

    Congratulations to Lions Clubs in Mali for effort to bring clean water to poor villages. Water is a precious gift.

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