Farm-to-Market Roads in Southern Senegal


Shelter For Life International has recently completed its project of building farm-to-market roads in southern Senegal. With the help of local laborers and contractors SFL rehabilitated and built a total of 133 kilometers (83 miles) of durable roads, along with 114 kilometers (71 miles) of roadside drainage ditches. The employment provided to over 1,400 cash-for-work laborers gave a boost to many families and the local economy. The new roads have helped bring peace to the region and are now enabling local producers to grow more agricultural products which can be shipped to regional market centers much more easily than before when the roads were narrow, rough, and often impassable during the annual rainy season.



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Mustafa Omar
Chief Executive Officer

Mustafa Omar has worked in Shelter For Life’s field projects and headquarters organizational management positions, leading operations and business development around the world. Mr. Omar has managed and overseen a variety of projects in some of the world’s most difficult places to work, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, and South Sudan. He holds a degree in Economics from University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a graduate degree in Urban Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Gordon Wright
Vice Chairman

Gordon A. Wright is Founder and President of over 40 years with JIMI International and is an Elder at Tulsa Christian Fellowship. Mr. Wright owned and operated a lawn and tree service business for nearly 15 years. Mr. Wright also served with the US Army for three years in the 1960s.Two of Mr. Wright’s years were spent in South Korea as a Brigade Intelligence Sergeant. Mr. Wright has provided mentoring and counseling to spiritual leaders around the world; with specific attention to individuals in Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Bloc countries. Mr. Wright helped to found and direct East/West Resources International and Global Assistance Partners International. Mr. Wright has served as one of the original founding board of directors for Shelter For Life International. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Gordon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.