“My goal is to bring joy to deprived communities” Mustapha Dumbuya
By Hawa Dauda in Freetown and the MD Media Team
Sierra Leone is one of the most deprived countries in West Africa with a population of approximately seven million. It has beautiful beaches, natural resources, sixteen tribes and rich cultures. The country faced a decade long civil war and Ebola in the past and Covid-19 at present.
Because of these factors, the country is facing lots of challenges, ranging from poor health facilities and malnutrition to lack of basic necessities and amenities. Especially for those living in the slums of the capital Freetown and other deprived communities.
As a way to give back to his country, Leone Stars right back, Mustapha Dumbuya is set to give a little bit of joy to deprived communities this Christmas season. According to Dumbuya, he grew up not too far from the Kroo Bay area in a country rich with rivers and rain fall but challenged with numerous issues.
” Those living in developed countries take these issues for granted but here in Sierra Leone malaria, child mortality and malnutrition have plagued us for decades. I have witnessed families struggling for basic human necessities “ he said.
The passionate international football star, Dumbuya, pleaded to philanthropists and well-wishers to come out and support him in this charitable endeavor, so that he can provide foodstuffs for people living in some deprived communities this Christmas season.
“We make our living by what we get, but we make life worth living for by what we give out to the needy,” Mustapha Dumbuya concluded.The project is an annual venture which he and his family will embark on every December through his charity, Mustapha Dumbuya (MD24) Foundation.
Dumbuya currently plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies in Florida. He scored one of the goals against Nigeria recently in their 4-4 draw in the AFCON qualifying match in Benin City.