Dalia Keita is improving the social status of repatriated women by focusing on innovative solutions that involve farming and especially processing of farming products. The idea rests on a fundamental insight that repatriated women bring back with them new knowledge about making a product that they have learned in the time they were away from Mali - usually knowledge about a rural, farming-related product or process - that can be reproduced and marketed by groups of repatriated women in Mali and sold to Malians. In 2002 Dialia founded an organization based in Sikasso on the Mali-Côte d'Ivoire border called the "Association of Women Repatriated from Côte d'Ivoire" ARECI. Today she works across the country, carrying her message that the key to the economic solution of repatriated women's problems lies within them, in the knowledge they have gained about products while living abroad. The key is to figure out what that knowledge is, and for repatriated women to organize and commercialize that knowledge.