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    Bringing beautiful, growing, green things to the health center

    Day 157

    Going Green

    Yesterday, the Primary Health Center at Umpiem Mai got a facelift – a fresh coat of bright white paint. The center is looking fresh, clean, and more professional than ever. So the team wanted to do more.

    “Patients should be able to see beauty when they come here,” said Ajjima, our leader in Changemaking at Umpiem Mai. “This hospital shouldn’t just be a place of emergency, but a place of healing that happens in the heart as much as it happens in the body.”

    We couldn’t agree more. So on Day 157, we’re beautifying the health center with some greenery.

    At first, Ajjima wanted to plant some flowering plants in only a few spots, where she thought they could use it most. But because of these additional resources, she was able to plant flowers throughout the entire hospital. Now there are plants in the welcome area, in the walkways, by the latrines – everywhere.

    And, she picked out hanging plants to place over the parking lot and inside the space itself. Now everyone who comes to the hospital will be surrounded by beautiful, growing, green things – showing the patients and health center team that their hospital can be beautiful.

    Ajjima chose the kinds of plants that would grow for a long time, that would grow tall and wide. She sees this small investment having long term benefits – it’s something that will bring calm and peace to many generations of patients to come.

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