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    Helping refugees in Kyaka get back on their feet

    Day 162

    The Sharpest Tool in the Shed

    Changemakers 365 is all about doing the doable. It’s about opening our eyes to the opportunities to make an impact in a person’s life with relatively few resources – and making change each and every day of the year.

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    Getting yourself settled into a refugee camp is no easy task. Most refugees arrive at a reception center with few belongings, and many people struggle to find ways to support themselves.

    While we were in Kyaka, we noticed that many of the refugees there were coming from Congo. They knew how to farm but couldn’t put their skills to work – they just didn’t have the right tools.

    Getting tools isn’t so hard…so for Day 162, we set out to do just that.

    We got tons of gardening tools, seeds, and watering cans, all to be delivered to the new arrival center.

    This way, as refugees arrive to Kyaka they will be greeted not only with open arms but a way to set themselves on the course of self-sufficiency!

    It’s a small step, and there’s a long road ahead. But by giving them the tools they need to build their best life, these new arrivals will start off on the right foot.

    Changemakers 365

    by American Refugee Committee


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