Twinomujuni Jackson 48 years is the husband to Amutuheire Louis aged 39 years. The couple has four children. Jackson’s story begun from baseline where he was found with a very old pit latrine that didn’t have a cover, not well mudded and was almost getting full. He did not mind and when AWS staff told him about the dangers of such a latrine, he looked like a threat to him. He actually became annoyed with the AWS team and argued that, “How can I get more that fifty thousand shillings and put it on a latrine when my daughter has dropped out of school because of lack of school fees?” Slowly by slowly with triggering and training followed by monitoring Jackson destroyed the old pit latrine and built a new one after realizing that actually he could earn more if he was healthy. During the routine monitoring, Jackson told the AWS staff that he is just realizing how the team helped him to see his poor situation of WASH. That the latrine could have crumbled down with him, his wife or children, that it would have been disastrous to his family.
Like others in his village who have been struggling to collect water, Jackson has also received a 6000L Ferro cement tank with help of AWS and now engages in bee keeping and poultry farming to boost his income. Above is Jackson’s latrine before and after intervention