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    Some renovations for our team in Pakistan

    Day 38

    A Brand New Space

    Around the world, people spend a lot of time in offices – even humanitarians. There needs to be an administrative hub that organizes the work we day in every country. For our team in Islamabad, Pakistan, there was one thing at the office that was making that time more of a hassle – the bathrooms.

    The women’s bathroom was of particular concern. “There is poor management of this building,” said Habib from the team, “which means that that structural and hygienic upkeep sometimes just doesn’t happen, especially in the women’s room.”

    We saw an immediate opportunity to make a difference for our female teammates in the country, who deserve a clean, updated, and comfortable place to use the bathroom. So Day 38 was a no brainer – we got to work fixing that space!

    We fixed and painted the doors, renovated the tiles on the walls, put in a new floor, roof, and ceiling, and installed a new sink. Now, the bathroom is like new.

    Sometimes, doing the doable starts with the things that we may see everyday, but that – for whatever reason – we never feel compelled to do anything about. Sometimes it just takes an extra spark to make you see that the change you’d like to make is within reach, after all.

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