Happy 44th Yeah Samake!!

27 Feb


Today is a very special day. Today, my life partner and the man I trust to lead Mali to prosperity is celebrating his birthday.

This past year has indeed been a challenging time for Mali. It has seen a coup, a country divided and a people plagued by economic hardship. Despite the many challenges, Yeah and his party have continued to work hard to overcome the many challenges. Over the last year, Yeah has spent much time in multiple countries raising awareness to the issue of Mali’s territorial integrity and our refugees. I sincerely don’t know how he does it so tirelessly and without wavering. It is no small task and Yeah has earned every last one those gray hairs 🙂

Growing up, Yeah did not have a chance to celebrate any birthdays. In Mali, most children do not get to celebrate their birthday.  Most children barely remain children as they are sucked into the hardships of Mali life. Today, not only do I want to celebrate Yeah’s birthday, but I would also like to celebrate all Yeah’s achievements and his steadfast courage and hope for Mali.

We are in the final stages of this almost 2-year campaign. On July 7th 2013, elections are scheduled to happen. These next five months will be a dash to the finish. We believe that this is the Mali Moment. The time for change and innovation, but that has to begin with the right person who does the right things at the right time, whether it is in the face of opposition or support. I believe that person is Yeah.

Today, I ask you to help me wish Yeah “Happy 44th. To celebrate this special day, I call on all our supporters to make a memorable donation at in a denomination of 44 – $4.40, $44, $440, etc. or another amount that is comfortable for you.

The money raised will allow us to continue to work hard to win these elections so that Mali can once again be the great, prosperous nation it deserves to be. I believe with you on our journey, we have the chance to finally make it right for Mali.

Thank you for your support. We cannot do this without you!


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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Past Posts


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2 responses to “Happy 44th Yeah Samake!!

  1. Rene Green

    February 28, 2013 at 04:25

    The happiest birthday to you! We love you all so much! Renee (and Jim) Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:43:34 +0000 To:

  2. Elisabeth Jessop

    February 28, 2013 at 05:57

    Beautiful words for an incredible man! Happy Birthday, Yeah!


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