Here are a few links — many of these are small non-governmental organizations (NGOs) doing interesting work in Mali. Of course, there are many, many more. Nearly all of the large international development NGOs — Save the Children, Oxfam, PLAN International, etc. — have a presence in Mali. You can find a long list of these at the Directory of Development Organizations,

Hesperian Health Guides

African Sky


Mali Health Organizing Project

Monique and the Mango Rains

Friends of Mali, set up by Peace Corps alumni at least twice over the years, is unfortunately in hibernation right now, but the website is still up.

Mali Midwives

Build a School in Africa

Mali Rising Foundation

Virginia Friends of Mali

Books for Africa

Medecine for Mali

SF-Africa, Bay Area African music and culture

Mother Tongue Editions, based in Boston, publishes books in African languages including Bambara.

CC Development Aid, a small NGO from Catalan, Spain with activities around Hombori in northern Mali.