We were delighted to receive an endorsement of the Dokotoro Project from Kris Holloway, author of Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali.
During my Peace Corps experience in Mali, Where There is No Doctor was one of the few practical, life-saving books I used in my work in a small clinic. How useful it would have been to have a copy in Bambara so that health workers in my village could read it!
In this extraordinary work of non-fiction, Ms. Holloway describes her time as a Peace Corps health worker and the extraordinary friendship she develops with a young village midwife, Monique Dembelé. I am not exaggerating when I say, “you will laugh and you will cry” while reading this book.
It’s particularly great to have Kris’s support, just as we launch our six-week fundraising campaign, “Have a Heart for Mali.” This is our effort to raise $20,000 (two-thirds of our translation budget) by March 31.