Increasing incomes through cooperatives


The two-year project aims to help 120 women from six experienced savings groups to launch small business cooperatives, enabling them to earn additional income to pay for basic services for themselves and their children. To achieve this, the project will increase their vocational and small business management skills, with the aim of increasing their incomes by 50% by the end of the project. In the longer term, the women should be able to pay for their children’s school fees. The project builds on a Mali Health Savings for Health program that helps women in poor, peri-urban communities to set up savings groups and to save and lend money to pay the high fees for basic primary and preventive healthcare. This project was requested by women from the strongest and oldest savings groups from this program.

The NGO:
Founded in 2007, Mali Health is an NGO that aims to improve maternal and child health and survival in poor, peri-urban communities in Bamako, by helping mothers and children access high-quality primary care and preventative healthcare.


January 2018 – December 2019


With whom
Mali Health



05 February 2018
Three new projects validated in September and December 2017

The Addax and Oryx Foundation granted funding for three new projects at its September and December Board meetings.

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