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Reel-Change.org has partnered with KHFoundation of Tmbuktu, Mali, Africa to help build a water well, a K-12 school, and a medical clinic in the village of Tamboulze. In March 2011 an in country needs assessment was conducted by Reel-Change. Water, clean or otherwise was glaringly absent. Mali is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. It is also a very young country, with 47.3% of its population being under the age of 14. The US Global Health Initiative report mentions that 38% of all children in Mali suffer from chronic malnutrition and has the 4th highest infant mortality rate in the world. The lack of access to clean water contributes to morbidity and mortality. In 2008, only 36% of the population had access to an improved water source.
Currently the community of Tamboulze is approximately 2,000 people. This number is expected to grow dramatically as part of the Niger river is in the process of being damned. This will cause people who currently live on the river’s shore to be displaced in land to the village on Tamboulze. The water well can’t supply enough for those who live in the village at this time. Crops and livestock have withered due to lack of water. Our hope is to tap into the deep water table at an estimated 60meters below the surface.
Reel-Change.com is fundraising to first build a water well in the village of Tamboulze, followed by a K-12 8 room school and a 12 room public health clinic. Other projects in the Timbuktu region Reel-Change is interested in assisting with are: inception of a waste management system and preservation of local cultural artifacts.