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Mamadou Niass has been collecting items he hopes to send back to Mauritania in West Africa.

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Steamboat resident reaches out to his West African roots

Mamadou Niass is consumed by thoughts of a home, the village Sorimiale in Mauritania, Africa. Niass sought political asylum in the United States and has been sending family and friends most of his paychecks from his job at a lumberyard in Steamboat. However, after he was laid off, he decided to find another outlet for his hardworking nature.

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