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    Feeling cool while keeping warm

    Day 2

    Cozying Up

    Hello hello! It’s our third day working with the orphanage near our office in Hargeisa, Somalia. Today, we’re focusing on warming these kids up—in style!

    When we think of Somalia, we tend not to picture cold weather. It’s hard to imagine pulling cozy sweatshirts over our heads to warm up. But even though it tends to be hot in Somalia, in the cooler rainy seasons, the evenings can be brisk! So, even in Hargeisa, a soft and warm sweatshirt can sometimes be the perfect accessory.
    The kids living at the orphanage all have a nice set of clothes to choose from each day. But it’s just the basics, and they don’t necessarily have the most exciting wardrobes, either. A couple of our staff thought it would be nice to supplement the things they already had, to jazz up their options and help keep them warm! So today, we got them some cozy sweatshirts they’d be able to wear on those brisk evenings in Hargeisa, or to cuddle up in when feeling sick.

    We had a handful of kids try on the sweatshirts right away, and everyone immediately felt cool while keeping warm. For these kids, the evenings just got a whole lot cozier!

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    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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