“You would be so surprised at the striking beauty and arrangement in our home. The decorations on our latrine, the nice handwashing facility with a soap holder, the plate rack on which we process drinking water using the SODIS method and the overall excellent maintenance of the home started from what seemed to be a simple visit to our school by Water School staff.

Ayibu village is one of the 103 villages in Jangokoro Sub County and was among the worst villages in terms of sanitation before the intervention. There was low latrine coverage with no hand washing facilities, homes were also in a mess which resulted to high number of registered people suffering from WASH-related diseases like diarrhea, stomachache and cholera.

Jumedi west village is a fishing village along the Albert Nile River in West Nile region of Uganda. Most of the people in the area are fishermen and fish mongers as their main economic activity. The Albert Nile River is the main source of water for domestic use like cooking and washing.

“I have lived in this community long enough to know that not much attention is given to having a well-constructed pit la-trine with a hand washing facility. I used to have a temporary structure without a door and the roof. As a family we did not consider having a good pit latrine an important issue.” says John Opio.

Research shows that over 90% of the illnesses in a household start in the stomach and these are caused by either poor sanitation or contaminated drinking water. In January 2015, Kiwoko WASH Project in partnership with Water School Uganda through its outreach program reached out to the community of Kito sub-county in Nakaseke district.

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