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Saved from the long trek to find a drop of water

Saved from the long trek to find a drop of water

Kyompeire Marvelous is a wife to Magezi Everest and they live with three children. The couple lives in karungu village, Mpungu Parish, Hamurwa Sub-County, Rubanda District.

It took a couple of days for this home to get transformed. During baseline, this home had a very poor old latrine without a door, latrine cover and wasn’t well mudded. The couple didn’t have a bath shelter, a kitchen and even a rack. At the time of triggering and training karungu village, Marvelous was among the participants and she thought the Health Assistant was talking about her home when he could highlight on some homes in the village that had alarming sanitation.

She did not pick up very fast, she required a little more monitoring visits! Slowly, she started to put in place WASH facilities like a new pit latrine with a cover, well mudded with two doors and she was constructing a kitchen though incomplete. She had put up a bath shelter and a drying rack. However, Marvelous was struggling to get water to improve on her sanitation due to the long trek of walking about 4 hours to and from the spring.  Her husband suffers a long ill health and her child is mentally retarded. Construction of a 6000L Ferro cement tank adds a smile on her face, she is able to take care of the family and improve on her sanitation.