MMM's "Everything is Possible"

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Today’s Photograph: Painter Man

I met him when he was diligently doing his job. He is a painter. Painting buildings. He has been doing this job for the past ten years. Previously he was a warrior. He served as a soldier for twenty seven years. After his retirement, he had to do any job to support his family. Eventually he became a painter man, building painting. He seems smart and agile when combining colors as desired by the customer as all paint comes in white base colour.

Seckou Diarra

Seckou Diarra now aged 64 years. Seckou live in Sebenikoro, a village outside Bamako (route to Guinea). Seckou has two wives and eleven children.

Seckou will continue to work to support his family. He said as long as there is strength, he will continue to work. Rather than just sit quiet at home without doing any work. Seckou very grateful for the strength and health given by Allah, thus he would able to continuously work.  May Allah bless you, Seckou.



6 responses to “Today’s Photograph: Painter Man

  1. mamadou April 9, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Assalamualaikum Pak Mat

    Dont worry Pak Mat. It is a common thing and happenings here………….3 or 4 too.
    Even mon chauffeur has 2.

  2. pakmat April 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    ..hmm..two wives and 11 will be interesting to know how the muslims there took to polygamy…is it as laidback as here in Kelantan?..

  3. mamadou April 1, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Dear JournoDownUnder

    There are many people without job. Those whom have a courage, they will do whatever for a living. If you need help from here, yes, there is no problem as they will happily helps you and of course to visit you in Down Under

  4. mamadou April 1, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Assalamualaikum Pak Idrus

    When I first time I met him, I was really touched. The next time I meet him, I took his photographs. He willingly for that as most of people love to be photographed. Then I decided to talk to him. So I publihed his story. Partly.
    Anyway thanking you for your comment remarks

  5. JournoDownUnder April 1, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Hmmm….I need someone to help me paint the bathroom and kitchen ceiling. Any help there? It’s good to see someone who’s retired still active and doing his bit to support his family…unlike this pensioner here.

  6. Pak Idrus March 31, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Mamadous, thanks for this story of ordinary folks trying to make an honest living for his family. BTW the picture is really good. It does tell a story of the man. I believed his do love his job. Take care.

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