Posted by Bouba Hamadou on Sep 25, 2017

Rotarian Bouba Hamadou shows how Rotary Clubs can come together on any of the six areas of focus in his home are on Malam Petel in Extreme-Nord, Cameroon.

Bouba Hamadou became the traditional leader of Malam-Petel in Cameroon, West Africa, at the age of 18 after the passing of his father.  He served for four years and then left to start a career as an entrepreneur in the Far North region capital.  In 1994 Bouba immigrated to US with his family to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, US, where he learned English and started a business selling African art while going to school.

After relocating to Tucson in 1997, Bouba obtained his realtor's and broker's licenses and opened H B Real Properties, LLC.  When the housing market crashed, Bouba then started H B Auto Services, LLC, providing non-emergency medical transportation on the Tohono O'odham Reservation.

Bouba has been a Rotarian in District 5500 since early 2000 and was a Charter member in 2015 of the eClub there until it disbanded when he decided he could serve better by being a Rotarian in the Malam Rotary Club.

In 2013 Bouba was re-elected to the position of traditional leader of Malam-Petel once again after the passing of his cousin.  He now devotes his time between Tucson and Malam-Petel, working to improve life for the people of Malam District, population about 20,000.

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