Up in the Serengeti region, we went to a village that has progressed from favoring female genital mutilation to preventing it. To praise the village elders (men) for stopping this and protecting young girls from this practice, we have brought solar lights for their homes. Not all have them yet, but listening to the testimonies of those who do was heart warming. In this region, being on the border of the Serengeti Game Reserve, Hyenas come and take their goats and calves. With the solar, they light their yards where the animals are kept at night and the Hyenas don’t bother them. The other benefit is children can study at night after dark.

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