Mali's average daily pay is $1.25, and more than half of the population is currently below the international poverty line. This adds to Mali being one of the world's least developed countries.
Mali has experienced nothing but turmoil since 2020. Already a poor country, the disarray and insecurity, political turbulence, and mounting anxiety contribute to an increase in poverty, shared World Bank.
Poverty Facts about Mali
- Mali having vast land, remains impoverished due to unsettled political chaos
- The national poverty rate in Mali is expected to rise from 42.5% in 2019 to 44.4% in 2021, pushing an extra 375,000 people into extreme poverty as a result of Covid and inflation.
- Mali's key causes of poverty include malnutrition, a lack of education, and conflicts per The Borgen Project.
The SOL Foundation™ goals for Mali
- Everyone has access to nutritional meals and fresh water
- Every individual is able to receive nature based education and training
- Able to co-habitat with nature and wildlife
- Marginalized women have empowerment over their own lives and decisions
- Individuals with disabilities and orphans are able to be part of the community and help enhance the country as a role model citizens.