In 2000, only 62–65% of the population was estimated to have access to safe drinking water and only 69% to sanitation services of some kind.
Exodus 15:23-27 (ESV)
When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah. And the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.
Triune God, we throw the cross of Christ into the waters of Mali.
There the Lord made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them, saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”
You are the healer of Mali.
Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there by the water.
You are the fountain of living water. (Jeremiah 17:13)
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
Let Mali be a land of rivers of living water, O God. Amen.