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AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST

AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST

By Valarie Waswa
Afri Girl Rise Podcast is a weekly podcast that seeks to have conversations about various issues pertinent to women such as: Career, Enterpreneurship, Leadership, Relationships and Wellness, as well as Gender related discussions. The vision is to uplift the African woman and promote gender equality.

Hosted by Valarie Waswa, a Kenyan lawyer, social justice advocate, Gender equality advocate and Founder of Village Pillars Empowerment Project (VIPEP)

AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST is proudly brought to you by VIPEP.

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SHOULD YOUR FRIENDS SUPPORT YOU? |FRIENDSHIP HEARTBREAKS, & MUCH MORE| FT MERCY CHELANGAT

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MY EXPERIENCE WITH A TOXIC BOYFRIEND|FT HAPPY WAFULA| #hearherout series.
Thank you for listening to Afri Girl Rise Podcast.  Song: Vhima by Chido Machanzi.  Listen to Chido Machanzi music on YouTube here: https://youtube.com/channel/UCVaJBx57V36TiCR1mgoXHKw  For the World Agroforestry job, click this link to apply: https://www.worldagroforestry.org/working-for-icraf/vacancies.  Please help us understand what you'd like to hear by filling this short survey:survey:https://surveyheart.com/for/602bd21b0266e86d53aad3fb  To advertise with us (no cost implication), or for any other inquiries, email us at info@vipep.og, Whatsapp us at: +254707 059 485  To send us your feedback, share a voice message to +254707 059 485   Follow Afri Girl Rise Podcast on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/   Follow me (valarie_waswa) on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa   PEACE OUT. COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN ANY RIGHTS TO ANY OF THE MUSIC PLAYED IN THE EPISODE. ALL SONGS BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERS AND ARE NOT USED FOR ANY PROFIT BY AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST.
17:38
April 11, 2021
BEST FRIEND EDITION: Q&A WITH JOAN LUNDA AND MERYL FLORENCE
Thank you for listening to Afri Girl Rise Podcast.  Songs: Bags Groove by Thato Kashe  Ndimilona by Thato Kashe  Listen to Thato Kashe music on Spotify, iTunes, and all other music platforms, and on Youtube  here:https://youtube.com/channel/UCEFYCH9Ep8PCj9tRFCqpqgw  Follow @thato_kashe on Instagram.  Please help us understand what you'd like to hear by filling this short survey: survey:https://surveyheart.com/for/602bd21b0266e86d53aad3fb  To apply for Africa Business Heroes competition, click this link: https://africabusinessheroes.org/en/the-prize/overview  For the data scientist job at Invest Consulting, apply here: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/InventConsultingLimited/743999740439682-data-scientist  For the Kilimall job, send an email with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@kilimall.com  To advertise with us (no cost implication), or for any other inquiries, email us at info@vipep.og, Whatsapp us at +254707 059 485 To send us your feedback, share a voice message to +254707 059 485   Follow Afri Girl Rise Podcast on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/   Follow me (valarie_waswa) on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa   PEACE OUT. COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN ANY RIGHTS TO ANY OF THE MUSIC PLAYED IN THE EPISODE. ALL SONGS BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERS AND ARE NOT USED FOR ANY PROFIT BY AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST.
44:47
April 4, 2021
CAN PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS WORK?| DO YOU HAVE TO DATE EVERYONE YOU CONNECT WITH?| FT DENNIS MUSYOKA
Thank you for listening to Afri Girl Rise Podcast. Please help us understand what you'd like to hear by filling this short survey: survey:https://surveyheart.com/for/602bd21b0266e86d53aad3fb  Register for the Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa event here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-entrepreneurship-in-africa-2021-tickets-145972406397?fbclid=IwAR1UN2T-8lZMDMMgsaF_-T62f545FzXLbDBIc0FmXChY9  For the Standard Group job, browse this link: www.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment  For the KCA University job, send your job application to the email: hrjobs@kca.ac.ke  To advertise with us (no cost implication), or for any other inquiries, email us at info@vipep.og, Whatsapp us at: +254707 059 485 To send us your feedback, share a voice message to +254707 059 485  Follow Afri Girl Rise Podcast on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/  Follow me (valarie_waswa) on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa  Watch "Single by 30" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5ywCZXZtBc&list=PLmYi5FhSDA5eCBhCw8oUWM-9R6s9SmlPR  PEACE OUT. COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN ANY RIGHTS TO ANY OF THE MUSIC PLAYED IN THE EPISODE. ALL SONGS BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERS AND ARE NOT USED FOR ANY PROFIT BY AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST.
59:35
March 28, 2021
WHAT WOMEN WANT| WE FINALLY KNOW WHAT TO ORDER AT THE RESTAURANT 😂 | FT LUCIA NGUGI
This episode is brought to you by Beau Nour, your home of customized wear and accessories.  Follow them on instagram here: https://instagram.com/beau_nour.ke?igshid=pua055npn4wk  For more information, contact :254788464659 or marketing@bncustoms.co.ke.  Follow Afri Girl Rise Podcast on instagram here:https://instagram.com/afrigirl_rise_podcast?igshid=17or03o6fw3ud.  AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST WHATSAPP NUMBER: 254707059485
54:04
March 21, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!
Contact us on: Whatsapp: +254707059485. Email us: info@vipep.org. Dm us on instagram: @afrigirl_rise_podcast
03:36
March 21, 2021
DON'T PEOPLE OWE US ANYTHING, REALLY?
Please help us understand you better by filling this short survey:https://surveyheart.com/for/602bd21b0266e86d53aad3fb  I'd REEEAALLYYY REALLY love to know your thoughts on this topic.  Feel free to live us a voice message on our Whatsapp Hotline number: +254707 059 485 Follow us on Instagram: @afrigirl_rise: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/  Follow me on Instagram: @valarie_waswa: https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa Feel free to give your suggestions, thoughts, etc on our Whatsapp number above. PEACE OUT. STAY SAFE
24:05
March 15, 2021
2021 WOMENS DAY GIRLBOSS PLAYLIST
See this as our love language to all the amazing women out there, especially Afri Girl Rise Podcast fam. This is brought to you by VILLAGE PILLARS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT in celebration of International Women's Day 2021. #internationalwomensday #choosetochallenge Featured songs (not in the order of how they appear) 1. Fifth Harmony - Boss 2. Beyonce - Me, Myself and I 3. Sauti Sol - Melanin 4. VEDO - You Got it. 5. Kizz Daniel - Nesesari. 6. ENNY- Peng Black Girls Remix 7. Teni - Billionaire. 8. Sauti Sol - My Everything ft Inida Arie. 9. Tanzanian Women All Stars - Superwoman 10. Ciara - Level Up 11. Hannah Montana - Ordinary Girl 12. Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of All 13. Tatiana Manaois - Like You 14. Tiwa Savage - Attention 15. Beyonce, SAINt JHN and Wizkid - Brown Skin Girl
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March 10, 2021
SHOULD YOUR FRIENDS SUPPORT YOU? |FRIENDSHIP HEARTBREAKS, & MUCH MORE| FT MERCY CHELANGAT
Thanks for listening to Afri Girl Rise Podcast. Please help us understand you better by filling this short survey:https://surveyheart.com/for/602bd21b0266e86d53aad3fb  Follow our podcast on Instagram @afrigirl_rise: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/  Follow valarie_waswa on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa  PEACE OUT.  COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN ANY RIGHTS TO ANY OF THE MUSIC PLAYED IN THE EPISODE. ALL SONGS BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERS AND ARE NOT USED FOR ANY PROFIT BY AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST.
33:15
February 28, 2021
SO YOU WANNA CHANGE YOUR CAREER? HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW| FT SUSAN KIAMBA
Please fill in the podcast survey so we can get to know you more😊: https://surveyheart.com/form/602bd21b0266e86d53aad3fb To contact Susan: Email: susan@susankiamba.com LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/susankiamba/ Follow our podcast on instagram @afrigirl_rise: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/ Follow valarie_waswa on ig: https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa PEACE OUT. COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER : I DO NOT OWN ANY RIGHTS TO ANY OF THE MUSIC PLAYED IN THE EPISODE. ALL SONGS BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERS, AND ARE NOT USED FOR ANY PROFIT BY AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST.
25:33
February 21, 2021
RUNNING A SHEA BUTTER COMPANY ALONGSIDE A FULL TIME JOB
Help us understand you better to create more relevant content by filling this podcast survey: https://surveyheart.com/form/602bd21b0266e86d53aad3fb Follow Awali Shea Butter on instagram here: https://instagram.com/awali_shea_butter?igshid=5btwfnv02p9j. About certifications: "For the Certification it depends for Awali we sell organic and this we only have ECOCERT for organic certification. A business will need to find out what certification they require in their industry of practice.". Resources to learn online about starting and running a skincare company: https://formulabotanica.com/. Follow me on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa/. Follow our podcast on instagram @afrigirl_rise: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/ Please do not forget to screenshot this podcast and tell us what your biggest take away for this podcast is. As usual, LOVE AND LIGHT FAM ❤️
23:47
February 14, 2021
RHUMBA NIGHTS, KISS FM & MY LOVE FOR PODCASTING|AFRICA PODCAST DAY EDITION
Help us understand you better to create more relevant content by filling this podcast survey: https://surveyheart.com/form/602bd21b0266e86d53aad3fb. This is a bonus episode to celebrate Africa Podcast Day which is usually every 12th of February. I get to share how my love for podcasting dates back to when I was 12 years. I also get to talk about: First, there are amazing music jams to help us celebrate this amazing day | Lessons learnt from podcasting| Favorite Podcasts: Surviving Nairobi: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNTcyNGIwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz&ep=14. The 2030 Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kM2Y0MjFjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz&ep=14. 1000 African Voices:https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2t1dW5nYW5hMTAwMC9mZWVkLnhtbA&ep=14 Those African Chiqs: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL3Rob3NlYWZyaWNhbmNoaWNrcy5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw&ep=14 | Myths I had about podcasting| Vision for Afri Girl Rise Podcast | As usual fam, LOVE AND LIGHT. Follow us on ig: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise Follow me on ig:https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa/. COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER : I do not own any music used in the podcast, they belong to the original composers and producers. This episode is not for profit, only to celebrate Africa Podcast Day. Song 1: Teni ft Davido- For You. Song 2: Elaine - You're the One. Song 3: Teni - Case (Remix) Dusmach Afro. #africapodcastday #africanpodcast #africapodcastfest
30:18
February 12, 2021
A STRONG MAN WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY MY POLITICAL POSITION|YOUTH GOVERNOR, KITUI COUNTY
Help us understand you better to create more relevant content by filling this podcast survey: https://surveyheart.com/form/602bd21b0266e86d53aad3fb Helloooooo, fam! So sorry for the late posting. This podcast should've been out yesterday. This week, I get to have a chat with Ilse Kithembe, Youth Governor, KITUI County and she gets to be raw and honest about what it's like being a young woman in politics in Kenya. Check it out and do tell us what you think, by screenshoting this convo and tagging us on ig @afrigirl_rise. As usual, LOVE AND LIGHT FAM❤️
24:41
February 8, 2021
TOXIC CHILDHOOD BACKGROUND, NEGATIVE SELF IMAGE AND HEALING|FT WINNIE SALOME|#hearherout series
This is the first episode of #hearherout series, where women get to share a monologue of their story to uplift other women. This week, Winnie Salome from Kenya gets to share her childhood story, how it extremely affected her negative self image, and how that in turn affected her overall wellbeing, and eventually how she got to heal out of it. Screenshot this conversation and tag us on instagram @afrigirl_rise, and tell us what has been your biggest negative self belief and how were you able or are you planning to heal from it. Also, if you'd like to share your monologue story, contact us via email : info@vipep.org for further guidelines on how to send the audio. As always, LOVE AND LIGHT FAM❤️
27:18
January 31, 2021
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR UPCOMING LAWYERS|FT LILIAN OLIVIA ORERO
Are you aspiring to pursue law as an undergraduate? Are you in law school and would like to scale up your career? Have you just completed campus studies and are trying to figure out what to do next with yourself and your career, then this, my friend, is the podcast for you. Feel free to engage with us via Instagram @afrigirl_rise: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/ And @valarie_waswa: https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa/ Screenshot this podcast, tag us and tell us what is your biggest take away. LOVE AND LIGHT! ❤️❤️
18:43
January 24, 2021
GOING THROUGH MY PAST NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS AND LESSONS LEARNT|IS NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS A SCAM THOUGH?
More details in the podcast episode 😊. I would love for us to engage on instagram. Screenshot this podcast and tag us @afrigirl_rise and tell us what is the biggest lessons you've learnt about new year resolutions, and what are your 2021 resolutions? Follow us on ig @valarie_waswa: https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa/. Follow our podcast on instagram @afrigirl_rise: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/ Love and light❤️
24:00
January 17, 2021
BELATED SEASONS GREETINGS!! (AND WHY YOU ARE HEARING THIS IN JAN 2021)
HAPPY NEW YEAR PODCAST FAM! More details on the episode 😂no description details apart from: Follow me on instagram: @valarie_waswa https://www.instagram.com/valarie_waswa/. Follow our podcast on instagram @afrigirl_rise: https://www.instagram.com/afrigirl_rise/
07:43
January 10, 2021
WOMEN'S STRUGGLES!|AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST|SEASON #2 EPISODE #2
In this episode, I am joined by my fellow learned friend and very good friend, Lucia Ngugi as we share some of the struggles women go through. Feel free to share some of the struggles you go through via voice message to our whatsapp number : +254707059485. If you would love to support our podcast, we really appreciate it, kindly reach out to us on info@vipep.org for bank details. Follow our socials @valarie_waswa and @afrigirl_rise on ig. Love and light!!!
37:49
November 1, 2020
JIHESHIMU SISTEEE! (RESPECT YASELF SIS!) SEASON #2 EP 1|AFRI GIRL RISE PODCAST| SOLOCAST
Hello, my loves!I'm back again with bigger and better stuff lined up for you guys. Feel free to share your feedback via voice message to our whatsapp number : +254707059485. If you wish to support our podcast so we could reach out to more women please email us at info@vipep.org for bank details. If you have any questions, comments, feel free to Whatsapp us or dm us on ig @afrigirl_rise. Follow my ig handle @valarie_waswa and let's engage more. Otherwise, enjoy the podcast!!!
27:30
October 28, 2020
SEASONE FINALE!!!
This is the final episode of Season 1. It's an appreciation episode, an episode where I recap what we've been discussing in the previous episodes and giving notice on the various improvements we will be implementing in the coming episodes. Tune in for Season 2!!!Follow us on instagram here :https://instagram.com/afrigirl_rise?igshid=1o2h3smgeodgk. For any further enquires email us at: info@vipep.org
03:58
September 20, 2020
Tshengi Ndlovu on Empowering Women in International Trade
In this episode, I get to have a great discussion with Tshengi Ndlovu from Zimbabwe, a Customs and Trade consultant and Founder of Organization of Women in International Trade, Zimbabwe Chapter. Check out the episode to find out more on the same topic. To find out more about the "Making the African Continental Free Trade Area Work", check out the website uneca.org
30:27
August 16, 2020
Carolyn Seaman on Empowering Girls through Film Making and Tech
I get to have a chat with Ms Carolyn Seaman from Nigeria, Founder and Creative Director of Girls Voices Initiative on the various programs run in the organization to empower girls through film making and tech. Check out the episode to find out more on how films and tech skills such as coding go a long way in impacting and improving the lives of thousands of girls in Nigeria.
40:33
August 12, 2020
Cindy Adem on The Future of Work in the light of COVID 19 Revolution and Digital Economy
In this episode, I get to have a very insightful discussion with Cindy Adem from Kenya, an Advocate of the High Court, award winner of several awards and fellowships, and Founder of Village2Nation, a company that provides digital and logical solutions to individuals to help them leverage their business, hobbies, side hustles, talents, and personal brand. Do check the episode out and you will truly be inspired. P. S: Sorry I've published this after the final webinar series she was holding was completed. Check out her website: www.village2nation.com for further updates.
43:12
August 9, 2020
Towera Msisia on Gender Inequality at Work Places
In this episode, I get to have a chat with Towera Misisa from Malawi, a young feminist, Member at International Youth Alliance for Family Planning and Gender Advocate at Gender Justice Unit and Young Feminist Network on the various forms of gender inequality at work places and what can be done to remedy the situation
22:23
August 5, 2020
DISABILITY IS NOT INABILITY
In this episode, I get to have a chat with these great changemakers, Vilda Atieno, Social works student and Disability Rights Advocate, and Johnkeen Otieno, a Disability Rights advocate and volunteer at Plan International, Chesire Foundation and several other youth organizations speak about rights persons with disabilities. Our main focus in on the various issues that girls and women with disabilities face, and the effecr of COVID 19 on Person with Disabilities.
30:52
August 2, 2020
Abortion and Planned Parenthood- with Paulina Hambata and Danai Chirawu
This podcast is a conversation from a legal and medical perspective on abortion and the other forms of family planning, challenges faced and what can be done to improve access to family planning methods. We also get to have conversations about pro life and pro choice views on abortion.
29:44
July 29, 2020
Is Peace the Absence of Conflict? with Ambassador Karabo Mokgonyana
In this episode I get to have a discussion with the AU Ambassador of Peace in Southern Africa on what exactly it means to say that a country, a family or a community is peaceful, and what actions can be taken, especially during COVID 19 to enhance peace amongst ourselves. Tune in!
25:00
July 26, 2020
Podcasting in my Native Language ( Kibukusu)
This is an unscripted, unedited podcast which is a challenge for African podcasters to record a podcast in their native language. So I did this one in Kibukusu, which is the language the tribe I come from speaks. Let me know what you guys think. Life is never serious, a good laugh is good for the heart😂
05:21
July 24, 2020
Is Your Mental Health in Check?
We are always talking about our physical health, Reproductive health, striving so hard to make sure that we are healthy; but how often do we give attention to our mental health, which equally matters as well? In this episode we discuss with Lerato Solomon from South Africa, Founder of Mental Health Matters with Lerato, as she shares her personal journey struggling with depression, and how she overcame it and decided to help other people undergoing depression and mental illness seek help. Tune in, grab a drink and enjoy!
32:34
July 19, 2020
Analysis of the Reproductive Health Bill Kenya
This episode seeks to analyse some of the key provisions of the Reproductive Health Bill Kenya, introduced by Senator Susan Kihika, in seeking to address the many assumptions about the bill. Your views are very much welcome. You can send your feedback in form of a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/afrigirlrise/message
11:23
July 13, 2020
BODYSHAMING
You need to have a small waist. Wait, small, but not too small. You need to have a good bum, oh and your breast should be proportional to you bum. Hold on, not like that. How about your legs, you should have long sexy legs. Your forehead is too big. You are too big, too sexy, too small. Till when!!! Every body size is amazing just as it is!!! And that's what we will be discussing in this episode with Hope Malesedi Shabangu, upcoming TV personality and International Commisioner of Girl Guides Society in South Africa. Do share your views on the same! Enjoy!!
24:38
July 12, 2020
Women in Leadership: First and Youngest Female King in Nigeria
I get to talk to Tinaude Adeyujigbe, the regent of Iboropa regime, Nigeria, as she shares her leadership journey, the struggles, how she overcame them and what her role entails.
34:03
July 5, 2020
Role of Women in Leadership and Politics
This week, I get to feature Hon. Winfred Asiko Abuti, Chairperson of Youths and BBI, Political Activist and political aspirant. She shares about what it is like to be a woman in a male dominated field-politics, and why we should have more women in governance. Find out more on the podcast!
17:32
June 28, 2020
How to Manage Personal Finances: Insights from a Banker and Expert Financial Coach
This week I get to feature Norah Chanda Kalalukah, from Zambia, a Banker with 20+ years of experience and an expert financial coach. She talks about the importance of proper management of personal finances and the need for African women to be more involved in managing and planning finances at home. https://calendly.com/norahkalaluka web.facebook.com/norah.kalaluka.5
30:19
June 21, 2020
International Day of an African Child : A Chat with African Women and Child Rights Enthusiasts
This is a bonus episode organized in commemoration of the International Day of an African Child that was on the 16th of June. I get to have the chat with Panom Nien, Founder of Save the Girl Org South Sudan, Adigun Oludolapo, Founder of Diary of an African Child, Nigeria, Rossence Paradza, Human Rights Advocate, Zimbabwe and Stephanie Kusa, Founder of Kakamega Social Justice Center, Kenya. We get to discuss the different issues affecting the African girlchild, and share experiences of what it was like growing up in Africa as a child.
33:39
June 18, 2020
How to do International Business and Importation
In this episode, we get to have an eye opening conversation with Olalonpe from Nigeria, a Law Student and Founder of House of Lonpe, an Importation company that imports goods from Dubai, China and Turkey to resell them in Nigeria. We get to discuss how to remodel our business for Post COVID 19,how to start importation business with minimum capital and the nitty gritties of importation business.
37:45
June 7, 2020
It's High Time Africans Supported "Made in Africa" products--with Evaline Macua.
In this episode we have a very profound conversation with Evaline Macua, from Kenya, CEO of Swift Apparel, a cloth line, CEO of Elleveliving Interior Decor Company and an infant skincare company. We get to discuss what it is like to be a female manufacturer in Africa, how she changed her career from International Relations and Foreign Policy to Enterpreneurship and how following her passion transformed her life. https://instagram.com/macuaevaline?igshid=4712zgejllxh https://evelynmacua74.wixsite.com/evie
45:48
June 1, 2020
Women Empowerment? What exactly does that mean?
Is it telling women that they don't need men? Is is telling women that men are trash? Is it telling women that they are better than men? Let's find out!!!
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May 24, 2020
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