Refilwe Moahi (Mali)


Refilwe Moahi

Refilwe was born and raised in Botswana. Prior to her fellowship, she completed her MA in Sustainable International Development at Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management. Most recently, she worked with Oxfam America in Boston as Campaigns Organizing Fellow supporting legislative and corporate campaigns that focus on international food justice, food security, economic inequality, and issues of transparency in the extractive industries. Prior to that, she worked with the Andando Foundation in rural Senegal, where she fell in love with West Africa, managing micro development programs on food and water security and income generation that directly benefit women and children. She also worked with the Government of Botswana’s Department of Women’s Affairs supporting women’s small enterprises and raising awareness about gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS. She also holds a BA in Politics & International Relations and French Studies from Scripps College.



28 Dec

What I will miss about Mali

It has been a week since I returned from Mali. After spending a summer in

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Posted Dec 28, 2015

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19 Nov

What is in a word: Malian language and Malian values

Malians are very religious and welcoming people, who value peace and good health, and this

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Posted Nov 19, 2015

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04 Oct

The Miracle of Shea Butter

I recently visited Kayo, a village about an hour and a half outside of Bamako

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Posted Oct 04, 2015

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15 Sep

Meet Sini Sanuman’s Outreach Coordinator: Mariam Seck

Sini Sanuaman’s outreach coordinator, Mariam Seck, has always been passionate about the rights of women

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Posted Sep 15, 2015

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14 Sep

Traditional Dance and the Local Music Scene

One Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago, I drove to Nafadji, a neighborhood on the

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Posted Sep 14, 2015

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08 Aug

A conversation with Assetou Touré, passionate community outreach worker

Towards the end of a very busy day of financial donor reporting the power went

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Posted Aug 08, 2015

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02 Aug

Reaching Communities about Harmful Practices

Sini Sanuman has ten community organizers – 7 in Bamako and 3 in Bourem –

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Posted Aug 02, 2015

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19 Jul

Henna and Bassan: A Malian Wedding

This week, one of my coworkers, secretary and accountant, Sitan Konaté, celebrated her religious wedding.

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Posted Jul 19, 2015

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13 Jul

Meet Sini Sanuman’s Program Assistant: Awa Sangaré

The person I have been working closest with at Sini Sanuman has been the program

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Posted Jul 13, 2015

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08 Jul

A Story of War Rape

Fatoumata*, a 40-year-old woman from Gao, is a war-rape survivor of Mali’s bloody civil war.

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Posted Jul 08, 2015

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26 Jun

June 20: World Refugee Day and Mali Peace Deal

June 20th marked World Refugee day, originally Africa Refugee Day, a day that honors and

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Posted Jun 26, 2015

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19 Jun

Ramadan in Bamako

This week, I’m branching out; I’ve decided to start walking to and from work. It

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Posted Jun 19, 2015

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13 Jun

Music and Kindness as Universal Languages

During my first week in Bamako, I have been struck by how kind and generous

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Posted Jun 13, 2015

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02 Jun

Peace Fellow Training, Camel Soap, and Ali Farka Touré

In just three days I will arrive in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. I

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Posted Jun 02, 2015

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