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    Providing some comfort for women who are working hard

    Day 98

    A Place to Sit

    One Rohingya community was struggling to create safe, efficient stoves to prepare their food. So we had an idea – train a women’s stove-making team to craft their own stoves, that were then distributed to people who need them.

    While the women are doing an amazing job – it’s incredibly difficult work. They’re in the sun or shade for hours at a time, sitting or crouching on the ground. It’s so strenuous on the body.

    We wanted to help ease the strenuousness of their work, even a little bit.

    Our idea? Something simple…stools! And cushions on top, making a more comfortable place to sit and work.

    “It is so comfortable!” said Jushna, one member of the stove-making team. “I will also use it elsewhere. This is very important because we have nowhere to sit. I can use the cushion for sleeping.”

    The women feel so much pride in their work, and such a great sense of togetherness. None of the women knew each other before, but now they’ve become like a family. They collaborate and work together to make sure everyone is on the same page.

    These ladies have overcome so many barriers. This was one easy way we could support their work – and support them, in the process.

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