Village and District Name: Kerssa, Kalu District
Where do you currently fetch water from?
I fetch water once a day from a spring and carry the 20 liter Jerry Can full of water back home. I travel at least 40 minutes one way. The water is muddy and contaminated and it is even more problematic during dry months.
Have you or your family ever gotten sick because of the water?
Yes, we have a problem with diseases such as diarrhea and vomiting in the family. It is probably because we are drinking unsafe water; it is dirty but we have no choice but to drink it, as that is the only water is available.
How will access to clean drinking water help you?
Access to clean water means that we will not be fetching water all the time and we will also go to school on time and have no stomach pain. The time we used to spend collecting water will be used to study and to do our homework; it will also help us to attend school rather wasting a lot of time for fetch water and it also ensures that we can learn about hygiene and water borne diseases.
My greatest dream is access to clean water in my village and drinking water and sanitation facilities to my school.