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    Caring for Bidi Bidi's smallest residents

    Day 285

    A Plan Underfoot

    Kids are kids are kids. No matter where you go in the world, kids are into one thing – having fun with their friends.

    The case is the same for Bidi Bidi. Children love to run and play throughout the settlement, tossing a football around or coming up with their own games.

    But with all this rough and tumble play, we noticed something…almost none of these guys had shoes.

    The surface of Bidi Bidi can be unforgiving at times – hard ground, mud, and sometimes garbage can be underfoot. Not having even a small protection can make kids more susceptible to infection.

    We wanted to protect the little feet of Bidi Bidi. So we hatched a plan!

    We purchased large bags of youth-sized sandals and headed out to give them away. Then, we let the word spread.

    Soon, children were coming from all around to pick up their new kicks!

    Everybody took turns showing each other their new sandals. Seeing the children run off into the distance, waving their new shoes over their heads was a sight to be seen! It’s another day of play for them – and a little bit of a softer landing for their feet.

    This change made possible by Atomic Data.

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