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Soumaila T. Diarra

Mali's banks woo clients with hire-purchase solar power kits

Aug 04 2016

BAMAKO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents of Mali's capital, Bamako, and surrounding areas will find it easier to switch on power in their homes thanks to local banks that have begun offering credit to buy solar energy equipment.

In rural Mali, women's climate work brings political prowess

Aug 26 2015

OUELESSEBOUGOU, Mali, Aug 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A t the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen.

For green, comfortable homes, Mali turns to mud

Jan 29 2015

MASSAKO, Mali (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Building a house in the poorest villages of southern Mali has for years involved cutting trees for timber frames and struggling to save cash for a corrugated iron roof.

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