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    Taking care of the caretakers

    Day 346

    Mom Knows Best

    Every refugee faces their own set of challenges. From getting enough food to eat to finding clean drinking water to keeping your family safe, being a refugee can be overwhelming. But imagine not having a partner to support you in facing those challenges – you have to do it on our own.

    That’s what single mothers in Nakivale Refugee Settlement overcome each and every day.

    “In this community, one of the highest risk people we have are the single mothers,” said Sonia, an ARC Protection Officer at Nakivale. But these moms show up their children and communities, despite the risks they face. So for Day 346, we wanted to thank them.

    We asked our Nakivale field staff to identify some all-star single mothers in the community that needed to be thanked – and they had some great candidates for us!

    “We want to appreciate that despite all their struggles, despite tough situations, they’re there for their children,” said Sonia. “They provide school fees, food on the daily, even with the minimum resources that are available to them.”

    To thank these amazing moms for all their hard work, we delivered packages of rice, beans, flour, soap, and some kitchen utensils. These supplies will let them relax a little bit, giving the peace of mind that their families will get the nutrition they need this month.

    We’re proud to say thank you to these single mothers in Nakivale. They’re battling the odds and winning every single day. Thank you for being such incredible role models and inspiration to your families, and to us!

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    Changemakers 365

    by Alight


    The world’s tough problems can seem insurmountable. So at Alight, while we tackle those big problems we also do what’s doable. Right then. And that’s what Changemakers 365 is all about. Learn more!


    Changemakers 365 members give either $30 per month or a one-time gift of $365 (it’s free for anyone who has ever lived in a refugee camp). Join us!

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