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    Security, safety, and community for a hardworking store owner

    Day 23

    Good Things in Store

    We’ve finished up with the farmers in Garowe, but we’re sticking around town to work with some small business owners. Our first stop is at a shop owned by a woman named Halimo.

    The business is small yet mighty, and she carries all the basics like gum, band aids, and laundry detergent packets. Halimo works long, hard days, but thankfully her stand is close to a few others, each owned by women who keep her company during the day.

    Halimo moved to Garowe from Mogadishu about 20 years ago after the war broke out. She doesn’t have any family up here, no children of her own, and she’s divorced. But with her shop, she’s found herself a community that looks out for each other.

    When we spoke with Halimo about her needs, she mentioned all the basics. She wanted some food and clothing for herself, and then expressed a desire to bolster her store stock. So, we took Halimo out shopping for some clothes and some food items. Now, she’s feeling a little more financially secure in her business!

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    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food insecurity, and identity while working on her master’s degree. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 across our country programs. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.


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