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    Day 6

    Let’s Cool Things Down

    Today is our third and final day with Ikran and Shrukia, the mother-daughter duo who are running their own beauty salon out of their small house in central Hargeisa.

    We spent the last two days supplementing their makeup supplies and hair equipment, but today, we’re taking a slightly different approach.

    Since our first discussion, Ikran and Shukria had been asking about the potential to purchase a refrigerator. While we might take for granted how ubiquitous they are, not everyone in Hargeisa has one.

    Ikran and Shukria thought that a new fridge would help them stand out from their competitors. They would be able to store specialty makeup and other beauty supplies that require refrigeration, as well as offer their customers cold drinks and other snacks to consume while they received other services.

    So to wrap things up with this dynamic duo, we took them out shopping for a refrigerator that would be able to meet their needs. The two were all smiles when we finally left them, and gave us all hugs and appreciation on the way out.

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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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