Become a Villager

Join a group of people passionate about exploring other cultures and creating a better future for Mali's kids. Become a Villager by sponsoring one or more students at the Denik Middle School in Zambougou. Being a Villager means you're part of something bigger than yourself and connected with the children of Zambougou. For just $7 a month, you can provide the textbooks, trained teachers, safe classrooms, and more that a student needs to make the most of their education. In exchange, we'll connect you with your village through regular updates, students stories, progress reports, and cultural exploration. Join us!


Join the village of people coming together to help Zambougou's kids thrive! For just $7 a month -- the price of 2.5 cups of coffee -- you can sponsor a Zambougou student. Or make an annual gift of $84...whatever works better for you.


Why become a villager?



You'll be connected to students all year long as they learn and grow. You'll see your donations in action in real time.



Your regular support reduces fundraising costs and directs the dollars where they are needed -- to the classroom.



You'll learn more about the people and culture of Mali and explore what it is like to grow up in a tiny African village.



Your gift is pooled with other generous members to provide the greatest gift of all: an education.

What does your Villager gift provide?



Too many schools in Mali have no textbooks at all --  your gift will change that by providing textbooks, maps, and other tools.



Your gift will underwrite scholarships to high school or vocational training for the village's most outstanding graduates.



A school is just a building without talented, trained teachers. Your donation will help teachers help our kids.


Every school is unique and has different needs. Your Village Person gift supports special projects from sports fields to water wells to science tools.

Your support also underwrites monitoring and evaluation in the village, so we can be sure your gifts are having the largest possible impact and being used well.

When you become villager, you'll receive...

  • Quarterly updates from your village school.
  • Stories, photos, and videos from the students and schools you've supported.
  • An annual special surprise gift from Mali.
  • A year-end report card on your school.
  • The opportunity (not required, but fun!) to connect with your school's students through easy volunteer projects.