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    Taking their minds off the next meal

    Day 312

    A Trip to the Market

    Hello, hello! We’ve spent the last couple of days working with Dhalie and the Foundation for Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Refugees (FLBQR), making sure they are set up to sell their artisan wares at the Ibis Styles hotel in Nairobi. Today, we’re making sure some of their more immediate needs are met while they wait to earn more of an income on their goods.

    We took a trip to the supermarket, and bought basics that would help make the next month feel a little easier — flour, oil, pasta, beans, sanitary pads, toilet paper, soap and the like.

    Something this simple would help them take their mind off of where their next meal might come from and focus more on their business and general well-being. This is especially true in a collective house like theirs, where there are many people to keep nourished and safe, with plates full and filling.

    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food insecurity, and identity while working on her master’s degree. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 across our country programs. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.

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