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How to Do Humanitarian Aid Work in Africa
Sarah Bailey shares photos from her adventures in bringing 60 tons of supplies to 60,000 people 6,700 miles (10,782 kilometers) from home. 
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Village children were so curious about me that they followed me around whenever possible. This village Odimba, located 20 miles [32 kilometers] from Kindu, was no exception. Here a girl carries her younger sibling on her back, securing her with a large rectangular piece of fabric called a pagne. The girl also has a pagne wrapped around her as a dress. Women and girls often carry their children and siblings on their backs while performing their daily tasks so that they can keep an eye on the youngest children at the same time. Simple chores, like making meals, can take several hours once you factor in gathering water, pounding flour, and making charcoal.  
Sarah Bailey
 

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