In the areas of Niamana and Konoso, Karim the Village Chief is held is very high regard. He is like Mayor over a very large rural area of Mali, and very many families.
At first, he did not want to discuss this issue, but has now told Kadi he will support our mission to stop the mutilation of the young girls. In reality, this means he will not speak against what we are doing.
This may sound insignificant, but this is a great step for us in stopping this torture.