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    Rethinking a meeting space for women

    Day 97

    Got You Covered

    We’ve purchased sewing machines for women in one Rohingya community, who we first met yesterday. But there wasn’t any space for them to work. And because of security reasons, they can’t leave them outside in an open area.

    So we had a simple solution – why not build a covered, secure workshop for the women to work in?

    With a shelter, the women could keep their sewing machines in one place. Plus it would be a cool, shaded spot to work – and protect them from rain during the upcoming monsoon season.

    We asked some volunteers in the community to help us pull everything together. And they did – in just two days!

    The sewing group is now looking forward to an upcoming training, and they feel more secure themselves knowing that they don’t have to house these valuable machines in their own homes.

    Together, this community worked to create a workspace that will benefit not only the sewers, but anyone who can use a secure place to work. They took the idea and ran with it – and through that process found ways to really make it their own.

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