We purchased 7 acres of land 35 km west of Bamako for our permanent Training Center and Field Office in 2009. Most of the construction is complete and our fantastic Malian staff continues to develop all the necessary infrastructure to make it a living example of agricultural and economic self-reliance. 2010 saw the creation of our permanent vegetable garden, which is central to our training work, and over time will become an increasinlgy important component of the organization's financial viability. We hosted our first series of training sessions beginning in June. We hired a local expert to train 2 dozen local women in improved shea butter production techniques. The workshop series was wildly successful and the women are excited to use their new skills to produce Grade A shea butter that they will be able to sell for a premium! Other workshops have focused on improving soil fertility through composting and mulching as well as inter-cropping.
We are proud to say that ECOVA MALI is officially recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 non-profit profit organization. As such we can accept your tax-deductible donations directly. You can send us a check made out to ECOVA MALI or make a secure donation using your credit card on this website.
ECOVA MALI is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As such, your financial contribution to ECOVA MALI is tax-deductible as a "charitable donation" when you file your annual tax return! You can either send us a check directly (made out to ECOVA MALI) to the address below, or you can make a secure online donation using Razoo.
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