'King' Baba's Journey to Hope in Senegal

Meet Baba, one of the graduates of the Mercy Ships Food for Life sustainable agriculture program in Senegal. Or, as he was more commonly known by the other students, “King Baba.”

He earned the nickname because from the top of his class, the 19-year-old peanut farmer used his energy to lift others up. Baba’s path was different from that of the other students. Before he started his training, he overcame massive burns that limited the use of his arm. It was only after a free surgery on the Africa Mercy that he was ready for a new future in sustainable agriculture.