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    Looking out for the whole community

    Day 278

    Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

    In the areas around Palabek, farming is a way of life. Communities – including refugees – rely on their crops for food and an income. But because Palabek is the newest refugee settlement in Uganda, people need to start their farms from scratch.

    This is an adjustment for the host community – the Ugandans who were already living in the area – as well. They sometimes pitch in to support South Sudanese refugees as they get settled in.

    We thought this was pretty incredible. So we wanted to surprise one Ugandan village with some extra supplies to make sure they weren’t stretched too thin.

    We bought watering cans, seeds, fertilizer, and pesticide sprayers for the whole community.

    Everyone cheered and sang out in their traditional greeting, feeling joyful and happy as we handed over the supplies!

    It was a wonderful moment, a time to show up for people who have show up for others. They’ve given their time and resources to helping their new neighbors – this was a day for us to give right back.

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