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    "Out of the kindness of her heart..."

    DAY 117

    Water to Drink

    Yesterday, we met a group of people who were forced from their land in northern Somalia, and who are now finding refuge in the coastal city of Kismayo. Since their arrival, they’ve been met with kindness and generosity by their neighbors. One woman even offered them her own land on which to build their homes. And today, another neighbor is stepping in to do even more.

    Fatuma lives nearby. She’s been helping these families, giving them access to her water tap. Before she was providing water to these families, her monthly water bill was $30. But now it’s increased to over $100 in some months.

    An ARC teammate, Mohamuud, had an idea to ease the burden a bit for Fatuma – by helping her pay her water bill for the next few months. “She’s just doing this out of the kindness of her heart. Providing clean water to 35 households…wow.”

    Helping Fatuma means continued access to clean drinking water for nearly 200 people. And, it means supporting someone who – out of simple generosity – is reaching out to the most vulnerable among us, even at her own expense.

    We were inspired by Fatuma. She’s an everyday humanitarian who saw a way that she could help and wasted no time in seizing the moment, in stepping up to make a change that was right in front of her. We’re proud to stand by her side – and help her do even more to make her community a better place to be.

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