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The Guardian UK: Teaching nutrient-rich cooking in Mali

“We need to take care of our babies even before they are born. It’s like when you want to have good cotton, you need to fertilise the soil to nourish the seeds for a good yield.” Assa Kayentoo uses a language that she knows her audience in rural Mali will understand.

Kayentoo, a rare example of a divorced financially independent woman bringing up two children on her own, works for the Malian NGO Amassa in Koutiala, southern Mali. She is part of the An Be Jigi initiative (An Be Jigi means “hope for all” in the local Bambara language) which has been educating women on nutrition and changing cooking habits over the last eight years…

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Topic: International

April 2015