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    Prioritizing the team, taking a moment to relax

    Day 91

    Time Together

    While staff in our Nairobi office might order take out and eat with their office mates over lunch, it’s rare that the whole staff can come together for the midday meal.

    This team is so busy helping to run our Somalia program that time spent together isn’t always the number one priority.

    So we did a quick survey — in the most discreet way possible — to figure out what food they would be most excited to eat. Unsurprisingly, the staff overwhelming voted in favor of Somali food, as a large part of our staff identify as Somali. So the choice was easy!

    We ordered an abundance of food: fish, goat, chicken, pasta, rice, chapati, bananas, and too many sauces to count. To drink, we also had fruit smoothies — avocado, mango, or passion fruit.

    People were delighted and surprised, and while some ate on individual plates, a group of women decided to eat in traditional Somali fashion, loading up a platter with food and eating together as a group.

    Everyone was soon busy chatting with each other and trying to sneak bites of the tasty food between words. A much-deserved for a team always on the go!

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