The community observes Ramadan
On April 2nd the community members began observing their first Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, in their new homes. Ramadan, observed for 30 days, is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. During this time, fasting (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset.
Throughout Ramadan work has continued, as is customary. The men of the community have been working in Barstow beautifying the grounds of Santiago Desert View Estates. The women tend to their households and to feeding their very hungry families. The children in the community, along with Nadia, attend school. Nimo continues to work with the new families, helping them to complete necessary paperwork to obtain id’s, health care, etc.