Toroly Area Program

Program Type

Community Development

Planned Life Cycle

1999 - 2021



Areas of Focus

Child Protection and Participation

Program Timeline

Status: Closed


1of children are fully immunized—compared to just 13% in 2008—and families eating properly diverse diets increased by 68%


5,594people received goats and were trained in breeding practices, providing nutrition and income opportunities


The community of Toroly has graduated

In 2021, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

A white jeep driving through a muddy path, featuring a rainbow and trees in the background.

Program Details

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Toroly has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, they have graduated to self-sufficiency and World Vision has left the community to help another one. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.


The Toroly community is located in a rural area of central eastern Mali, about 740 km from Bamako, the capital city. Temperatures may reach 40-45ºC in the hottest season, from March to June. From June to mid-October is the rainy season, but the average rainfall is only 400-500 mm per year. In the dry season which starts in November, the harmattan, a hot and dry dusty wind, blows across the land.

The soils are sandy or clay. There are very few trees in the area, except in the south where there is a small forest. The community has no river, so families access water using the traditional method of hand-dug wells. The water table is very deep, and the ground is full of huge rocks, making it difficult to dig a viable well. Some areas of the community have spent three to seven years hand-digging a well without reaching water.

Homes in Toroly are made out of mud with thatched roofs. There is no electricity or running water. Agriculture is the main source of income for 90% of households. Millet is the most common crop, grown for food and income. Sorghum, beans, maize, peanuts, and vegetables are occasionally grown. Many families keep livestock as well. Overall, farm production is inadequate to provide families with enough food or income to meet their basic needs. The staple food is a type of porridge called "Dèguè or "pounou, made from powdered millet mixed with water and occasionally sugar.

An image of children sitting on the ground in a classroom, writing in workbooks.


Unless otherwise stated, data presented on this page reflects the most up-to-date results of World Vision Canada programs reported between October 2022 and September 2023, and any previous fiscal years available. Previously reported data may not match the current presentation as we continuously receive and refine data from our programs. If you have any questions, kindly reach out to us.