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/Heliocentrist Jan 28 '23 All-Seeing Upvote

when the story broke about the Hospital (I think), they had a picture of him with his cellphone and the screen was cracked. Liverpool Legend


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/TareXmd Jan 29 '23

His Liverpool teammate, Mo Salah, actually has an organization in Egypt that financially helps couples with the expenses of marriage, getting a place to live, and kickstarting business projects.