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Jigiya - Our New Mali Friends

Quick Links: PicturesLetter from Jigiya | Q & AStephen Andersen's Website

Jigiya Group PhotoThe SA Board has begun to develop a relationship with some really interesting people with disabilities who live in Mali, Africa. Steve Holmes has a friend, Stephen Andersen, who is serving in the Peace Corps in Mali. He is teaching people how to start small businesses. Steve asked his friend if he had met any people with disabilities in Mali. Stephen asked around and discovered a small group of people with disabilities who call themselves Jigiya. We decided to try to get to know the members of Jigiya and we’ve begun to correspond with them. We have had to overcome a lot of barriers including distance, lack of technology and language but we’ve made a good beginning.

SANYS & Jigiya: The Heart Warming Experience of People Reaching Out Across the Ocean (.pdf)

Jigiya Member Portraits - click here.

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