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    DAY 364

    A Roof for Water

    Today is our last day (for now) in Darfur. What an exciting time doing the doable with our team and with the communities in East Darfur and in Kalma displaced persons camp in South Darfur! We can’t wait to be back here, doing the doable in Sudan!

    On our final day, we’re doing something special for a member of the community who has such an important job.

    He’s the first line of defense if there’s ever an issue with the water in Kalma. In fact, he lives right next to the solar panels that run the water pumps in his section of the camp. If anything goes wrong, he knows about it quickly – and he’s working on a solution and calling on others to help.

    He’s a member of the water committee who is so important to keeping water flowing in Kalma. He’s a volunteer, and we wanted to do something nice for him. And when we saw his home – next to the solar panel – we knew exactly what. He needed a roof.

    His roof of plastic sheeting was held down with bricks. It wasn’t going to survive a heavy rain or a stiff wind. Some zinc metal sheeting would make a big difference. So our team headed to the market to get the items needed. And recruited the other members of the water committee to help with construction.

    This year we’ve met so many changemakers like this, working to ensure their communities are provided for and thriving. If only we could give them all a roof!

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