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    One change that helps a community feel whole

    Day 204

    Nourishing the Soul

    Yesterday, Zu and the crew brought mango trees for the community of Rubondo. Today, we’re thinking about how to nourish not just the body but the soul.

    The majority of this community is Muslim, so prayer is a big part of their daily lives. But in the local mosque, they didn’t have enough mats to go around. People were kneeing on the hard ground.

    Zu had an idea – she wanted to make their daily prayers a little more comfortable.

    We surprised this community with brand new prayer mats! Enough for everyone.

    Now people will not only pray comfortably, but they’ll take comfort knowing that this center of community life is fully equipped. And they’ll be a daily reminder of their friendship with Zu – and that people from across the ocean care about their well-being.

    “This is what the Changemakers projects are all about,” said Zu, “providing the support they need to bridge the gap created by the circumstances of living life in a refugee settlement.”

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