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    “Be patient, your time will come.”

    Day 310

    Mondi Mada

    Abuyi’s story is quite amazing.

    Originally from Uganda, he was forced to flee the country at 18, heading toward South Sudan. He lived there for the next 28 years, working as a driver for humanitarian organizations. During the conflict in South Sudan a few years back, he was then forced to return back to Uganda, now as a refugee.

    Abuyi’s story is a difficult one. But his outlook on life is so inspiring.

    Everyday at his shoe repair stand, he puts out a sign that reads “Mondi Mada,” which translates to “Be patient, your time will come.”

    “When I see this sign, it calms my heart,” says Abuyi. “My children lost their mother in South Sudan and so now I am playing the role of a mother and a father. I know that my time will come, I just have to be patient.”

    Today was his day, because we had a surprise waiting for him!

    His shop was pretty small, and pretty bare bones. So we brought more sandals, shoes, and the materials to fix them.

    Abuyi was overcome by the gesture. “Thank you for helping my shop grow,” he said.

    But it’s Abuyi who has laid the foundations for hope and positivity to grow – we’re just giving it a little boost.

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