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    DAY 115

    An Act of Kindness

    This is a story of how, even in the toughest of circumstances, doing the doable can brighten someone’s day. Can remind people facing tough times that someone cares, that someone is looking out for them. On Day 115 our security guards – who we first met yesterday – showed us what that really means.

    Everyone on the ARC team in Kismayo works incredibly hard. But without our guards, we simply wouldn’t be able to do our work. These guys protect us in extreme conditions, to keep all our teams safe.

    Right now in Kismayo, there’s a drought. So our teams are reaching as many communities they can with clean water distribution. And our guards are right beside them, making sure everything is done safely. One day, the guards noticed something extra they could do for someone else – and they seized the opportunity.

    They saw some little ones who were malnourished, their families struggling to support them during this severe drought and hunger crisis.

    So our guards took action. They quickly went off in search of a local vendor. And they returned with snacks.

    This act of generosity won’t solve these kids hunger problems. But it’s an incredible gesture – the guards don’t have a lot of cash themselves. So to do something so kind, in the moment, without hesitation, is a powerful way to show these kids that we see them – that they are not forgotten. That we care.

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