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    DAY 92

    A Bicycle for Suzan

    We first met our volunteer Suzan on Day 25, when we brought her on board to be the caretaker of Ariwa Health Center. And in the weeks that followed, she’s proved to be indispensable to the team there. She works with every department, helping to care for the whole patient.

    Every morning, Suzan wakes up early to walk an hour by foot to the health center. And she spends long days there, returning home in the evenings. So for Day 92 the team thought – what can we do to make Suzan’s life just a little easier? And we came up with an answer – a bicycle.

    The kind of sturdy bicycle that can tough it out on the unpaved roads of Bidi Bidi doesn’t actually cost very much – we found one in Kampala for $120. But having it is invaluable. Suzan can get to the health center in a few short minutes. She can more easily get water, or go to the market. A bike can change everything.

    “I think I’ll be doing this job a long time.” said Suzan. “Having this bicycle feels good.”

    Suzan has made it her purpose in Bidi Bidi to give comfort to those in their most challenging moments. To extend a hand to the most vulnerable, to make sure that everyone is treated kindly – to remind them that we see their humanity. And the gift of this bicycle is a simple way to do the same for her.

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