A Miracle: The Mali Container is Leaving! Mosquito Abatement and Days for Girls Supplies

Last night John and I pulled these boxes and totes out of our garage.  They are full of Days for Girls supplies for the Enterprise in Ouelessebougou, Mali.  We have been waiting more than a year for the container to be sent.  This week we got word that it will finally go!

This is the container that is being sent with the mosquito abatement vehicles and supplies.  Of course, I was there to add Days for Girls supplies!  The Ouelessebougou Alliance is working with the top malaria experts in the USA and Bamako and Germany to start a mosquito abatement project in the Ouelessebougou region in Mali.  This area has one of the highest concentrations of mosquitoes in the world.

There was plenty of open space in the container for our Days for Girls supplies.  We added 38 boxes and totes which included 10,800 flannel liners made by my dear friends in Yakima, WA.  I also sent 200 lbs of material for shields and bags, about 20 bolts of flannel and about 30 yards of PUL.   This should keep our ladies there busy for the next year or two.

A bit of flannel:

The container is also filled with lots of mosquito stuff.

Here I am with Jason Hardman from the Mosquito Abatement District, John and Dick Loomis, the Ouelessebougou Board Member who is making this all possible.  Bravo to these heroes!

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