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    Some new cutlery for La Chacra

    Day 52

    Reuse. Recycle. Repeat. Eat.

    It’s our second day in La Chacra, a—quite literally—colorful community on the outskirts of San Salvador. We’re busy working with Sister Betty and the youth who have started to assemble around her to make a space that will be warm and welcoming to those who want to use it.

    Yesterday, we met a need expressed by Sister Betty. Today, we want to meet a need expressed by the youth. To do so, Leo and Roberto, the human-centered designers of LERO studio, led a handful of ideations with the youth to see what they might want for the space.

    One of the things that came up was reusable tableware—plates, forks, spoons, knives and glasses. As across the rest of the world, concerns about the environment are becoming increasingly common amongst young people, and the same is true for El Salvador. The idea was easy enough, and something we also heartedly supported, so we got some durable, reusable tableware that they’d be able to use for years to come.

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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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