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Archive for January, 2011


Sunday, January 30th, 2011

It doesn’t take real long for one to see that we use the word “together” more than most. Website, brochure, even product carries the word. The reason being is there is no “one person” who runs the show. The Sababu movement is truly a team effort; on both sides of the Atlantic. From the workers who take pride in every shirt made all the way to you, the customer who tells the story of Sababu, we’re in this together. After all, our central idea is “Together We Develop Life.” We subscribe to this 100% and hope that you do as well.

Continuing with this theme of togetherness is our goal of raising up a team of advocates who are sold out for sharing the Sababu story. We long for a community of folks who spread the story with us to all who will listen. We’re working on putting together a schedule for places to visit and tell the Sababu story for this Spring and Summer. We will be at conferences, seminars, music festivals, etc. Sooner than later, we will release our schedule with the various places we will be. In the meantime, do you know of place you think we should be telling the story? Do you have a group of friends or an event that would be a good place for us to tell the story?

Thanks for being a Sababu advocate and using your voice to make a difference. Together we can drastically change the lives of men and women in Mali, West Africa!

The Linemen of Sababu

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Every shirt you buy has a Twedel code. A code that lets you look into the life of the person that made your shirt. What you don’t see though are the people who are leading the company. These next couple weeks I want to highlight the leadership team. These are the folks that make Sababu what it is yet are rarely recognized. Thus, the linemen of Sababu.

Meet Amadou Diassana. Amadou is the administrative assistant for the company. He’s originally from the Sikasso area (about 5 hrs South of the company) but has been living in Bamako for a long time. He went to college and majored in English. So, he speaks 4 languages. Yes, 4 languages. I struggled to learn French and Amadou was telling me how his English was “so bad” yet it was 10 times (no exaggeration) better than my French. I quickly learned that the American gauge to learning a 2nd language was different than the Malian gauge. Imagine that.

A few other things you need to know about Amadou:
-28 years old
-Single (and very much looking…..)
-has an unhealthy addiction to iTunes
-once configured a car battery to be the power source for a computer and projector for a health presentation

This is Amadou….