Locals in Diffa about their watertaps

Two months ago we were able to tell you that there is running water in Diffa, but what does the local community actually think of it? Eva is in Cameroon at the moment and she spoke to a few citizens about their watertaps.
Emilia and Eyole told us that the community wasn’t all that enthusiastic in the beginning and that they had to get used to the taps, but this has changed. A large part of the community uses the taps now instead of the water pumps.
Jacob Namatha (65 years old), also called Big Day, said: ‘ I am happy for the people of Livebuild. Now we have three sources of water. The stream, the borehole and the standtaps. We are free from diseases.’
Novel Namatha
Novel Namatha (14), daughter of Jacob, added: ´We use water to drink, cook food, bath and wash our dresses. I am happy we have standtaps now, it is easier to use.’
Jeugd in Diffa
These kids had to walk several kilometres to get water from further located streams, but that’s history now: they’ve got a tap right in front of their school.
With help from the WASH program the community learns about the quality difference between the water from the pumps and the water from the taps. Additionally, because of constant training they are also made aware of the proper use of clean water. Furthermore, they are trained and prepped to eventually be responsible for the water system themselves. Overall, Diffa is facing an exciting time but our local team members will assist and support the village where necessary.
Inge van Hunnik

(Nederlands) Inge van Hunnik
(Nederlands) Team Communicatie
inge@livebuild.org

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