Retirement Means a New Beginning in Senegal
Mr. Moussa Ndour, 57, chairs the health committee in Ndereppe Epicenter in Senegal. A retired police officer, he decided to go back to his native village Ndour Ndour after working for 31 years.
The members of his community have a lot of respect for Moussa, thanks to his involvement in the epicenter, and his strong commitment helps to motivate others to become involved as well. Currently, he chairs the Parents' Association of Ndereppe primary school, and serves as the treasurer of the Water Users' Association of Ndereppe, which supplies the population with clean drinking water.
Mr. Ndour is involved in all the various activities of the epicenter, including those relating to women's issues, food security, communication, and the provision of basic services like health, education, water and environmental improvement. Moreover, he enjoys a lot of influence with local administrative, religious and political officials. He has become a role model for producers in the community and tries to make sure they live up to their promises, like maintaining a regular supply of cereal stocks.