Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal

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Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
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Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
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Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal
Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal

Project Report | May 25, 2024
A Saga of Resilience and Success

By El Hadj Abdou Sy | Communications Coordinator, Maison de la Gare

Babacar receives his loan from Issa Kouyate.
Babacar receives his loan from Issa Kouyate.

A destiny shaped within Senegal

Babacar was born in Saint-Louis, a city steeped in history on the banks of the Senegal River. His life has been forged by extraordinary challenges and indomitable determination. Born into a particularly impoverished family, Babacar began his education in a government school. He successfully completed the first five years of his primary education at École Amadou Mbaye Maciré, while living in a large family in precarious economic circumstances.

A tragic turning point

Babacar's destiny took a tragic turn in 2014. In a serious accident, he was hit by a car driven by a prison administrator. This tragedy resulted in the amputation of his left leg at his thigh. Such an ordeal could have shattered the souls of many, but Babacar refused to let it defeat him.

His doctor, who had been treating him at the Saint Louis hospital, referred him to Maison de la Gare. Once he arrived at our center, he received all the support he needed to become independent. The center has become the place where Babacar has been able to rebuild his future, turning a disability into a source of inspiration by enrolling in the poultry farming apprenticeship program.  

Determination and resilience

Despite his disability, Babacar stands out for his unshakeable determination. He showed exemplary attendance and participated actively in the poultry farming and other programs. His resilience became a model for his peers, demonstrating that willpower can triumph over the most difficult circumstances.

At the end of his six-month training course, Babacar received funding from our microfinance program, allowing him to make his dream of financial independence a reality. He started raising chickens, an activity that is becoming the key to his future.  A large space was set aside for his project in the family home, symbolizing the rebirth of hope.

Babacar's triumphant saga

Babacar attributes a significant part of his success to unwavering family support, particularly from his father who has been a faithful pillar in the face of all the challenges. Babacar’s unique story illustrates resilience, determination, and success, turning obstacles into opportunities. He has become an inspiration and a role model for Maison de la Gare’s talibé children, embodying the idea that human willpower can be a powerful force capable of shaping one's destiny, even in the darkest moments of life.  

Maison de la Gare's support has played a crucial role in Babacar's journey. The organization provided him with essential help at a critical time, further strengthening the web of support around him. But the success has been Babacar’s alone! We are proud of what he has achieved and look forward to supporting others like him.

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You may have noticed, reading this report, that Babacar is not a begging talibé. He lives with his family and was able to attend public school up to the 5th grade. While most children whom we support at Maison de la Gare are begging talibés, some others like Babacar find themselves in situations of extreme distress and our programs are well adapted to help them. We are very happy to have been able to support Babacar when he had no one else to turn to.

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Maison de la Gare

Location: Saint Louis - Senegal
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Rod LeRoy
Saint Louis , Saint-Louis Senegal
$231,470 raised of $245,500 goal
 
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