Mali Health Factsheet
Date published: March 1, 2021
In the peri-urban communities of Sabalibougou in Bamako, Mali, many women are illiterate, mainly as a consequence of socio-economic norms. They also predominantly communicate in Bambara, a local language. Because of the lack of native language diversity on the internet, these women have limited access to technology in their own language, contributing to low digital literacy and hindering their economic opportunities.
To help educate and empower these women, Mali Health used technology developed by Lenali, a Malian start-up, to create Kènèya Blon, a free visual and audio social network providing access to local health information for women.