Tailor Pathé Ndiaye & Barakatou African shop distribute masks for free in France during the coronavirus pandemic
The deconfinement of May 11 is fast approaching. It’s a race against the clock to find masks to protect ourselves from the coronavirus that is rife all over the world.
Located in the heart of the Goutte-d’Or district, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, Barakatou shop associated with the Senegalese tailor Pathé Ndiaye have decided to show solidarity.
Since April 27, they have been distributing free cloth masks from Monday to Friday to residents of the neighborhood.
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With a long queue in front of the store, Pathé and his partner Faty Musa, manager of the Barakatou store, are doing what they can to equip the most people.
«Our activity has stalled since the beginning of containment, so we decided to put our little stone in the building, and to help our fellow citizens in this difficult period, »Says Musa Faty, the manager of the African boutique.
They have already distributed more than 400 masks to police, firefighters and paramedics. And they are preparing to give another 500 masks for free to the inhabitants.
Where is Barakatou store located?
Barakatou is an African fabric and loincloth shop. It is located, 37 rue Stephenson 75018 Paris. It is located in the heart of the Goutte-d’Or district in the 18th arrondissement.
- Website: barakatou.com
What are the mask distribution times?
They distribute free masks to residents, Monday to Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. from April 27 to May 11.
Two tailors were involved in the production of reusable masks in African fabric. But it will also be possible to bring your own fabric to have a mask made.
And what about latecomers?
Musa Faty, the store manager says:
« For latecomers who will not succeed in obtaining one of the masks offered, Barakatou offers to make them for free, from the fabric that customers will bring. With this gesture, we wish to show our support for the health authorities and the nursing staff, who fight every day against the Covid-19 to save lives.. »
Afroculture.net congratulates them on their beautiful gestures of solidarity during this pandemic.