Malere 3, Mpigi District, Uganda

“When other women come from the city, they say we are dirty and smelly. Growing up we have been told by our aunts that a woman should bath three times a day but that was impossible in our community due to water scarcity. As a mother of five, I don’t have the luxury of bathing 3 times a day. I have to farm all day with my children so that we can have enough food for our family and as well sell some to earn some money. Making many rounds of fetching to have enough water for all household chores is time deducted from farming which is our only source of livelihood. We fetch enough for cooking and drinking at home, we wash clothes and bath from the stream. With the new water source closer to our homes, I will not be afraid to send my children to fetch enough water for me to bathas many times as I want so that I can also look like the women that come from the city.”

Namubiru Aisha
Community Member