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Fashion and Fields

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However much diligence the team members are putting into their task, the fact that many families are currently, on average, 30 kilometers away from their camp homes trying to farm, makes the assessment process a bit choppy. We have successfully interviewed all the students for the first Pond as well as the maximum number of children needed for a control group, but finding all of our second-year Little Ripples students (or at least 100 of them) is proving quite difficult. The reason for this is food. In order to supplement the meager quantities of food that nearly all camp residents must contend with, most families grow crops such as sorghum, wheat, and/or maize on fields anywhere from 20-40 kilometers outside of camp Goz Amer. With the rainy season here starting in June and ending in November, refugees take advantage of the natural watering s