Enjoying the read? I invite you to lend a helping hand to Anabdide Ag Tabalboulele and his family. Anabdide is a Tuareg from Mali who lost his leg during the conflict and took refuge in Burkina Faso. He works as a welder, but barely makes ends meet. I met him in a refugee camp outside of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 2015 and decided to raise funds and send them periodically. In 2016 the funds helped him purchase a welding machine, and in 2019 small anvils, hammers and snips needed to expand his small business. 

The below video, in French, shows the enthusiam he has for life.

To donate, you have to trust me. Send me an e-transfer (dbuckles(a) for any amount, which I will combine with other donations in a dedicated savings account and wire to Anabdide once the total reaches $1,000. This way, nothing is diverted to PayPal. I will continue giving 100% of the funds received to Anabdide for as long as this blog is appreciated.

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, along with Mali. Malian refugees there have very little support, and must make their own way. It is unlikely Anabdide will be able to return to his country so his family depends on what he can earn from building things with steel. Let's give him a hand.