Ouelessebougou Alliance was founded in 1986 to give Utahns the opportunity to serve a specific African community – knowing that their assistance was going directly to the people for whom it was intended.
Ouelessebougou is the name of a sub-Saharan region in Mali, West Africa. It is located in the southwest part of the country, approximately 50 miles from the city of Bamako. The region covers approximately 1,118 square kilometers and includes the town of Ouelessebougou and 44 villages. In the 2009 census, there was a population of 50,056.
Ouelessebougou Alliance partners with 25 villages in and around Ouelessebougou commune. The 25 villages have a total population of approximately 22,500. Village populations range from 500-1400 people. The native language is Bamanankan, although some villagers know French phrases. 90% of Malians are Muslim.See more