Mail gained Independence in 1960. These groups make up Mail Mande, Bambara, Malinke and Sarakole.
Life expectancy ave. around 47 years and infant mortality is high.
4/5 are muslims small # are Christian.
Many students drop at of school after elementary school. 54%(male) 40%(female).
Free health care and unsafe water
Sites for Mali
1.2 l water
250 g lemongrass, cleaned and cut into 5cm lengths
Sugar to taste
Bring the water to a boil and use to rinse and heat-up a teapot. Add the lemongrass and cover with the water. Allow to seep for a while then pour the tea into small cups and add a little sugar if desired