By Mali Relief Team (Originally in French)
Bamako is a city of around 2 million people situated on the Niger River in West Africa. On August 28, 2013, during the nation’s rainy season, downpours caused flash floods as the river burst its banks. Twenty-four people perished, and approximately 100 houses were washed away. Thousands of residents became homeless.
Concerned for those affected by the floods, Supreme Master Ching Hai benevolently contributed US$10,000 and asked that our Association members help those most in need. Our Association members from Burkina Faso and Togo joined our relief team in Mali, where we met with local officials, rented a vehicle and began distributing vegan food to five schools that were serving as temporary shelters.
The recipients as well as the local officials expressed their appreciation for Supreme Master Ching Hai’s care and generosity. At one site, after seeing Master’s picture, a 60-year-old man affectionately held it as he conveyed his love and gratitude to Master.
Our relief team is ever thankful to Master for bringing care and comfort to the people of Mali.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai and Her International Association
for Flood Relief Work in Mali
|Supplies (plastic mats, mosquito nets, bedding items and soap) and food (rice, vegetable oil, salt, sugar and tomato sauce)||8,996||A, B|
|Travel expenses for the relief team and bank fee||1,276||C, D|
Our Association members contributed US$495 to help cover their costs for food, transportation and accommodations during the relief work.