ABOUT US

OUR STORY

The House of Mali was born after a trip with a desire to create bridges to promote cultural, social and economic interchanges between two countries. Our end goal is to reach a sustainable and self-sufficient development in Mali and share knowledge, initiatives and experiences between both locations, while always respecting their culture, customs and endogenous development.


The House of Mali has a global program, in the Siby commune, which promotes education, health and agricultural development that is sustainable in rural zones. Another objective of the global program is to promote women’s entrepreneurship through the garden projects to guarantee food security in the communities and sell the excess production in the markets.


We also work towards labor integration through workshops for sewing, nursing and compost training for the gardens of women without family in Bamako, which allows them to be able to possess a trade for the future.

We work to propel the village’s culture in Mali with the end goal of advancing within the social cohesion and with the riches that the migratory phenomenon contributes to the host society. We conduct sensitivity activities to combat stereotypes, create spaces for inclusive dialogue which generates a more positive social consciousness regarding the migrant community. With the diaspora, we work jointly with the sensitivity programs while also organizing leisure training workshops like film festivals, music concerts, artistry fairs, storytelling workshops, journeys and debates regarding topics that concern us.

House of Mali acts like a canal towards integration, through the training workshops with the Module C of the host certificate, counseling in regards to regulation, as well as how the network works and makes a bypass to the specialized entities in regards to the concrete themes that have been solicited from us.


House of Mali also has an investigation program that is carried out in work groups regarding themes of interest such as education, health, gender, conflict prevention and sustainable and self-sufficient development.

MISSION

House of Mali was born to:

Improve the quality of life for children, youth, and women in Mali.

Fight to reduce the levels of poverty and help children without resources.

Reach a sustainable and self-sufficient development in Mali promoting training, work and employment.

Enhance cultural and commercial interchanges among the two countries and promote labor integration in Cataluña.

Share knowledge, initiatives and experiences between the two countries, while always respecting their culture, customs and endogenous development.

Promote the music, artistry and local products

Prevent community conflicts in Mali and intercultural conflicts in Cataluña.

OUR TEAM

ORGANIZATION

House of Mali has been recognized as an entity of public utility and has its headquarters in Barcelona. It has legal representation in Bamako (Mali), which in addition to contributing to the realization and continuation of the projects, constitutes a true link towards union and mutual progress.

In 2010, The House of Mali received approval and was welcomed by local authorities, known by the “town wisemen” in the towns they worked in to receive their blessing for the labor initiated. In a similar way, we have signed collaboration agreements with local institutions and associations that share objectives towards the same focus and vision regarding the development tasks and which we work with closely.



Our areas of action are to enhance sustainable and equitable progress, both economic and social, in Mali, promote their cultural richness through sensitivity activities and participate in investigation programs.

BOARD

  • President…………….. Menchu Mendoza
  • Vicepresident…….. Juan Luis Azanza
  • Secretary……………… Noemi Morell Alsina
  • Treasury……………….. Conchita Sempere
  • Chairs …………………. Marc Obré, Andreu Solà and Abubacar Diallo


Team work

Organizer: Noemi Morell Alsina

Collaborators: Enric Salvat, Ondina Castillo and Clàudia Agulló Aspa

HOW DO WE WORK?

  • All the projects and activities that we carry out have the objective of reaching larger self-sufficiency and sustainability.
  • We respond to requests of people from towns, carrying out projects with complete local collaboration.
  • Our financing is essentially nurtured through the contributions of private collaborators and companies.
  • The contributions received go towards current projects in its entirety.
  • Our administrative and similar costs are reduced at a minimum, the association functions entirely through volunteering.
  • We offer accountability with total transparency and periodic information regarding the evolution of our projects.
  • The collaborators of House of Mali can participate directly with the development and promotion of our projects.

AWARDS

Natura: The Women’s Garden project received the Natura 2019 prize, which helped with the foundation of the Women’s Garden in Bamako and Djélibani.

ANANTA Foundation IV Solitary Awards 2017: The House of Mali received third place for the Sustainable Agriculture for Women in Mali Project.

Mía Magazine: The huerto of women received the first prize awarded by the Mía Magazine in 2013.

FINANCERS

The financiers and collaborators are those who have enabled and/or are enabling the actions of House of Mali through their economic input and.or their support within the sectors that they dominate in:

Fundació MAR

  • Roviralta Foundation: They’ve financed the water well and sanitation projects, and have also financed parts of the construction and materials used to build schools.
  • Nuria García Foundation: They’ve helped us economically with developing the water and sanitation projects through the construction of water wells.
  • Barceló Foundation: They’ve financed the agricultural development project, Women’s Garden.
  • MAR Foundation: We received donations to be able to develop our school in Djélibani project.

Fundació Luís Lines

  • Luís Lines Foundation: They’ve contributed to the financing of the Women’s Garden Project.
  • ZerosetBCN: We count on their economic support to develop the Women’s Garden.
  • WorldCOO: World COO: They’ve also contributed with the financing of the Women’s Garden Project.
  • St. Coloma of Gramente City Council: They have also contributed to the financing of the Women’s Garden Project.

  • COSPE: (Ordinary Call for Grants for Projects and Activities): House of Mali received support to carry out events in Barcelona.
  • Barcelona City Council: They have helped us carry out musical and cultural events within our sensitization program.
  • Barcelona Provincial Council: They have helped us carry out musical and cultural events within our sensitization program.
  • Fundación Misericordia: They have helped us carry out musical and cultural events within our sensitization program.

COLLABORATORS

CONVENIO CON AD2

(ASOCIACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO DE DJÉLIBANI)

ASSOCIATION D’APPUI À LA SCOLARISATION DE FILLES “Jigiya Bon”

(A.S.F)

  • AD2 Agreement (February 2021): Signature of the project towards the “Self-sufficiency and sustainable Life Model” Project. The elaborated, thought through and globally devised project by the team of House of Mali, with Clara Roig as the lead architecture, was presented to the town wisemen and, once accepted and given their blessing, was signed as a collaborative agreement to carry it out.
  • ESIAU Agreement (February 2010): House of Mali collaborates for the development of their projects with the School of Engineering, Architecture and Urbanism in Bamako (ESIAU). The collaboration agreement was signed with Mr. Deyoko Abdoulay, Director of ESIAU.
  • Geologists Without Borders www.geologossinfronteras.org – A collaboration is currently being processed with a great interest for us, since it involves the initiation of the “Self-Sufficiency and Sustainable Inhabitants” Project. It’s what we have established with “Geologist Without Borders” for the realization of the study of availability, sanitation and management of water in the Siby zone.
  • Association d´appui à la Scolarisation de Filles “Jigiya Bon” (A.S.F.) is a collaborator of the Women’s Garden in Bamako Project.

  • FRETANISSÔ “The House of the Orphans” in the Bambara language. They’re a friend association with which we work closely towards the co-development of the Djélibani school. FRETANISSÔ is an national atmosphere association formed by the adoptive families in Africa.
  • La Universidad Complutense de Madrid helped through their Geology Department and in collaboration with Geologist Without Borders.
  • UCAVE (Unión Catalana de Agencias de Viaje) collaborates to create union links and progress through tourism in Mali.
  • Esport Solidari Internacional: Collaborated with the initial material donation of sport equipment and active wear for the children in the schools.


  • Miquel Rius: Collaborated with the initial school materials for the Djélibani schools.


  • Centre Pere Michel: House of Mali maintains a close relationship with the Bamako Salesian Priests for the diffusions of the Values Education course for the professors of different schools in Bamako.


  • TAP Portugal: The TAP Company was a collaborator for two years facilitating modes of transportation for materials with which the cooperators of The House of Mali travel regularly and are necessary for the projects we carry out in Mali.


  • FICAB-Festival de cinema africans: This association collaborates with House of Mali for events in Barcelona. Our most recent collaboration was last March regarding African and Women Cinema.
  • Africadoolu: We also collaborated with this entity to carry out events in Barcelona.

We appreciate all the people and partners who help us and support us through their contributions to be able to carry out The House of Mali projects.