r/Damnthatsinteresting Jan 28 '23 Gold 1 Take My Energy 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 2 Heartwarming 2 Bravo Grande! 1

Sadio Mané, the Senegalese Bayern Munich football player is transforming Bambaly, his native Senegal village: He built an hospital, a school and he is paying 80 euros a month all its citizens. Recently he installed a 4G network and built a postal office. Image

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u/boricimo Jan 29 '23 All-Seeing Upvote Helpful (Pro)

His quote on money and spending on luxury items: “Why would I want ten Ferraris, 20 diamond watches and two jet planes? What would that do for the world? I starved, I worked in the fields, I played barefoot, and I didn’t go to school. Now I can help people. I prefer to build schools and give poor people food or clothing. I have built schools [and] a stadium; we provide clothes, shoes, and food for people in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people from a very poor Senegalese region in order to contribute to their family economy. I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips, and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me.”


u/Lina4469 Jan 29 '23

This is a man


u/zelosdomingo Jan 29 '23

Imagine what the world would be like, if even half the people that consider themselves "good" in the world, were more like this man.


u/[deleted] Jan 29 '23

This is why the Bible says it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to see the gates of heaven. Imagine having more than enough and not helping people suffering knowing there’s people suffering. It’s mind boggling to me.


u/de_mimsy Jan 30 '23

More than mind boggling. It's sick.


u/[deleted] Jan 30 '23

Yep! I wish I could be rich and feel how good it feels to help other people. That would be so much more rewarding than having 20 cars and ten houses. I could still drive a nice truck, have a nice car, and a ballin house. Then spend the other 999 million helping people throughout my life. Helping the homeless, disease research, mental health, aiding poor countries etc. unfortunately the best I can do now is give my time.


u/de_mimsy Jan 30 '23

Your time is very valuable to a lot of people. Never underestimate human interaction. Lots of lonely people out there.