In Rilima, on October 3, 2019, the Water Project hosted a Walk for Water.
The purpose of this event was to mobilize the community with messages of hygiene and sanitation. Just before the walk, volunteers built a latrine and wash room for a local vulnerable family. Patricia is a widow and has three children, including two who are still school. Together with neighbors, local leaders from with the support of World Relief constructed a latrine and washing-room for her family. She was also selected to be given a SAM3 Household Filter on the day of the walk.
We also hosted a competition for local Hygiene clubs. The competition’s theme was: “Kunywa amazi meza, Gukaraba intoki dukoresheje isabune, kugira umusarane wujuje ibyangombwa, tubigire umuco, bizatuma tugira ubuzima bwiza”. This translates to: “Drinking clean water, hand washing with soap and having a hygienic latrine will make us healthy”. Staff awarded prizes to encourage clubs to continue teaching hygiene and sanitation in the community.