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    DAY 100

    Shining a Light

    Midwives are so important to helping mothers and their babies deliver safely at a refugee camp. And they work around the clock – it’s not unusual for mothers to come to the health center in the middle of the night, looking for someone to help. The midwives are there for them.

    But there’s a problem – there aren’t any lights. At night, the midwives are there holding a flashlight – or even their phone between their teeth – while their hands are busy helping mothers.

    At first, we thought maybe we could get them some headlamps. But we soon realized that we needed to think bigger. So for Day 100, we’re installing a solar lighting system for the health enter.

    We found a local contractor from a nearby town. He worked with us to get the wiring right, to make sure that the light bulbs would work. He’ll be able to troubleshoot with the health center team in case anything goes wrong – they won’t be alone and again without lights if something needs to be fixed.

    With the solar lights in place, tomorrow we’ll take the next step – getting sun-powered batteries to keep the light shining.

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