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    How one woman is taking care of her neighbors

    DAY 116

    A Generous Spirit

    In the heart of Kismayo, Somalia, one plot of land has become a new home for 35 families. They’ve fled the terrible drought that’s impacted much of the country. They’ve lost everything. They faced hunger and insecurity. But, they’ve stuck together. And after walking for two days, searching for a place to rest, they were met with a neighborly gesture.

    Liin Abdullah looks after a plot of land her family owns in Kismayo. It was sitting empty. So, in a great act of kindness, she offered it to this community. And since they have arrived, the families have set up makeshift homes. But, they still lack basic necessities like latrines and water.

    Living in such close conditions, hygiene is extremely important to prevent the spread of sickness and disease. So on Day 116, we worked with Liin our team to set about constructing two latrines on the plot.

    “When I went there, I had nothing to offer,” said Mohamoud, ARC team member in Kismayo. “But now, I am more than even happy,” He was beaming after a day’s work well done.

    Because of one woman’s incredible act of generosity, this once lost and drifting community now has a space to call their own. And because of one simple step we could take to keep them safer, they’ll stay healthy and strong until they’re ready to go back home.

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