23-year-old Mouhamed Ndiaye lives in Guinaw Rails, an underserved community of Pikine, often referred to as a suburb of the capital Dakar. Mouhamed lives there with his mother Anta Fall, his six brothers and six sisters, and their fourteen children, as well as their livestock sheep. After dropping out of secondary school in 2016, Mouhamed started working as an ambulant street vendor selling chili sauce before working in a clothing retail shop for a short while. Somehow he wanted more. An encounter with a member of his community making paper bags and other useful objects from scraps inspired him and some of his childhood friends to change the fate of their community armed with paper, a pot of glue and a bag full of tricks.
Participant: Sebastien Taylor