My name is Yafeti Hia, a father of five. CWS has helped my family - and five other families who live near us - build a well.
Prior to the well, my wife and I had to walk 500 meters to fetch water. We had to spare time for this despite working at a rubber plantation and taking care of the kids. Sometimes we did not have water for drinking and cooking because we did not have time to collect it. It got worse during the dry season. We had to get in a long line to get the water.
We harvested rain water during rainy seasons and collected water from puddles.
CWS has been assisting our village, Gunung Tua, since 2009. Last year CWS helped us to build a well close to our house. Having the water source very close helps us to fulfill our needs. We now do not have to worry about having to allocate time to collect water for our daily needs like drinking, cooking, bathing and washing. We could use the extra time to work more in the rubber plantation or to spend more time with the kids.
This also helps us keep the latrine that we built with support from CWS clean. We do not have to worry about not having water in the latrine anymore. Even when it hadn’t rained for three weeks, the well did not dry out and water was not murky.
We are so glad for this well and CWS' support. To show our appreciation, we will take good care of the well as well as the latrine.
11 percent of the world’s population still don’t have access to clean drinking water.
CWS STRATEGIC GOAL
CWS will help women and children in marginalized communities to have greater access to health care, health resources and health education.