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    A Place for Kalma's Women

    DAY 357

    A Simple Roof

    A simple sheet of metal can do so much.

    On one of our visits with the community leaders of Kalma Camp, they pointed out a small room that had been constructed of brick but never had a roof installed on top.

    The male and female leaders of the community traditionally met in separate same-sex groups. But with only a single meeting space, it meant that – in effect – the women’s groups didn’t have any place to meet. “They don’t have any place to go,” one of the sheikhs told us.

    A few sheets of zinc roofing did just the trick. We were able to roof this otherwise constructed room. And, ta-daa, there was now a space for female camp leaders to gather and talk about important issues happening in their communities.

    It’s just the beginning for women leaders trying to gain traction in Kalma Camp.

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