This is Assetu. She's my client. Or sort of, anyway.
This is Assetu's son, Amadou.
Amadou's a curious boy
He's just learning how to walk...
but already Assetu has big hopes and dreams for him.
The project I work on in Mali is trying to help women like Assetu (and children like Amadou).
Assetu is getting training to build her confidence. That way she can become a better advocate for issues that are important in her village in Mali.
Amadou is welcome at the training. He's a good listener most of the time.
He's a good napper, too.
Assetu says that the training helps her feel more confident about speaking in front of a group. Which is good thing because she has important ideas to share.
I think Amadou's secretly pleased about the training, too.
So now you know what I do. Or sort of, anyway.
PS I'm in Mali. Follow my wanderings on Twitter right here.