Last year community members of Masoila struggled to find enough water to meet their needs every day. The community had a well, but it had dried up, so people resorted to collecting water from other unprotected sources in the community, putting their health at risk.
"We were finding it very difficult because most times, we [had to] go outside [the community] to fetch water for our homes. We were finding it very difficult to meet our hygiene practice as girls. We were prone to road accidents, as the place where we used to go and fetch water is located over the highway road. We spent [most of our] time in fetching water, which disturbed our school activities sometimes." said 17-year-old Mary C.
But things are different for people since we rehabilitated their well last year, making water readily available throughout the entire year.
"Now we are safe from road accidents, and we are not spending [most of our] time in fetching water. Plenty of safe water is at home for drinking and hygiene practices [and] we are not going to school late. We are very happy for this goodness," concluded Mary.