A Year Later: A Tree Nursery and a Garden on the Way

September, 2021

” Life has changed and improved for the better. It takes me at most ten minutes to draw water and get back home. I usually manage to complete my household chores on time and, with that, I can indulge in activities which I enjoy, such as farming and catching up with friends. Additionally, the cleanliness, hygiene, and sanitation of my home has improved because water is readily available. I can also fetch water at any time of the day with no strains at all”, shares Jacinta.

A Year Later: A Tree Nursery and a Garden on the Way

“Before the construction of this sand dam project, I used to walk for long distances in order to fetch water for use. The river would dry very fast as it is a seasonal river, hence we had to dig very deep scoopholes to access water for basic household uses. A lot of time would be wasted in search of water for use, time that could be expended on other productive or developmental activities. Life was generally difficult.

Life has changed and improved for the better. It takes me at most ten minutes to draw water and get back home. I usually manage to complete my household chores on time and, with that, I can indulge in activities which I enjoy, such as farming and catching up with friends. Additionally, the cleanliness, hygiene, and sanitation of my home has improved because water is readily available. I can also fetch water at any time of the day with no strains at all.

Through this water point, I can manage to water the tree nurseries we have at home for income generation. I plan to establish a vegetable garden where I will plant kale, spinach, and onions for boosting my family’s diet.”



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