Planned Life Cycle
Areas of Focus
5535school desks were provided and 26 classrooms were built, improving children’s learning environments
3620malnourished children were rehabilitated at 43 nutrition centres where caregivers learned to prepare nutritious meals using local ingredients
0.7vulnerable families received business management training
The community of Seno 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!
With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Seno 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 Seno (pronounced sen-oh) community is located in a dry, dusty, largely rural area of Mali, almost 800 kilometres from Bamako, the capital city. More than 33,000 people from a variety of ethnic groups live in the community, with the Dogon being the most prominent.
Most families live in homes that are made of mud bricks. In this land of dust storms, cyclical droughts, and occasional locust infestations, vegetation is scarce. Temperatures vary greatly from 20°C to 25°C in the cold season to over 40°C in summer. Nine months of dry weather and an average of just 30 days of rain result in a lack of potable water.
Building sustainable futures together
World Vision child sponsorship starts with understanding what is preventing children from surviving and thriving in their community. We then work with the community to bring the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children.