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AFRICAN SKY INC

The Dokotoro Project

Donations as of August 27, 2014:

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The Dokotoro Project

Thank you for visiting the Dokotoro Project's fundraising page and helping us to translate Where there is No Doctor into Bambara.

Many many thanks to all of our supporters and volunteers for your generosity during our six-week Have a Heart for Mali fundraising campaign. 

Drafts of the first two chapters we've translated are available for review on our website at http://dokotoro.org/downloads/

We appreciate donations of any size. We are a group of volunteers, so all donations will help pay our team of professional translators and editors in Mali. Here's an idea of how far your money will go:

$250: Printing and binding about sixteen books

$150: Translating, editing, proofreading, field testing, printing and binding for one page

$100: Per diems for Malian partners to review the book at a one-day workshop

$50: Translating and proofreading 1 ½ pages

By translating this book, we will make critical medical information available to the 11 million people in Mali, and in neighboring countries, who speak Bambara. This book can allow a neighbor to help a mother safely deliver her baby, a community health promoter to stitch up a wound of an injured worker, or a women’s group make a simple water filter that prevents the spread of diarrheal diseases.

Of course, Mali needs more doctors, but this book is based on the premise that ordinary people, provided with clear, simple information – in their own language-- can prevent and treat most common health problems in their own homes. This book is meant to empower people to take responsibility for their own health, and to promote health in their communities.

Please help us translate and print this book, and in doing so, join an effort that literally can help save lives.

To learn more about our project please visit: http://dokotoro.org.
 

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Hope your project goals are met and may the force be with Dokotoro team.
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Loved learning and speaking Dioula as PCV in Côte d'Ivoire 76-78. A ni baara, n'teri ce.
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Great resource and great idea! Ala ka keneya di!
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Donation to honor the marriage of Jennifer Clowers and Zachary Williams, both former Peace Corps volunteers in Africa.
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For my friend, Heather, who changed her life in Mali.
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Keep up the great work!!
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RPCV Mali 1981-83. This book was our "bible"
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For my Kita Kaw
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In the 1970's and '80's Mali developed a lot of Bambara language resources similar to this book.
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Ini baara!
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I have learned - thx to my son, Madou Kone - just how important a resource like this is for Malians.
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May God bless Mali!
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blame my being here on Boing Boing
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Came here through BoingBoing! What a brilliant project, thank you so much for doing this!!!
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Fantastic Initiative!! Congrats to all and good luck with the fundraising effort.
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In honor of my amazing sister, Mary, a former Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Mali
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I value this book so much I still have my copy that I flew back to the states with after Peace Corps in 1998!
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