UMACA( US-Mali Charitable Association) is a 501-C3 non profit organization devoted to women and children causes.We provide Malian families going through times with clothing,groceries,medical supplies,toys,etc.
Bringing Health Care and Education Closer to Home.
Most Malian women and children have to go to distant places for basic health care and education.Mali was named one of the worst countries to be a mother in 2012.Birth rates in Mali remain near 6,among the highest in the world.Infant and children mortality are rampant because of malnourishment and lack of proper health care.
2/3 of the country now being occupied by armed Islamist groups made a bad situation even worse.Thousands of people have been driven out of their homes and live in refuge camps.Today in Northern Mali,thousands of women and young girls are subjected to physical and emo
tional abuse.Violence and intimidation are preventing women to be active contributors to the society.Their freedom and dignity have been taken away from them.
It is our hope to help alleviate their suffering by collecting,buying and shipping medical supplies to those families in need. We also help local communities across Mali build health facilities and schools.
In addition to humanitarian work,UMACA has created a cultural center.The Malian Cultural Center Mme ATT Lobbo Traoré provides the general public and children of African immigrants the opportunity to discover and become familiar with Malian culture,its artifacts and musical instruments.We organize sessions of history classes on Malian empires and kingdoms.
Your tax-deductible contributions will improve the lives of countless women and children in rural Mali.Please,donate for worthy causes as health care and education in needy villages of Mali.