|Food, Water and Family Health: A Manual for Community Educators (UNDP - WHO, 1994, 108 p.)|
We now have a map showing all the places where we planted trees, and the location of wells and latrines.
Join us for a water-watching walk and see how our community has changed.
Beautiful trees and flowers grow near our kitchen gardens which are protected by fences. You will always see children at the promise tree park or at the school ponds and gardens. They make us all feel proud.
Our compost piles are neat, and we are sure to feed the soil, and to use mulch to keep moisture in the ground.
You may see attendants clearing drains, repairing or cleaning the site around the well or talking with people gathering water. On clear days you will see bottles of water being cleaned by the rays of the sun. Nearby, mothers are nursing their children or gathering eye-protecting vegetables to add to the babies porridge.
Instead of unsafe infant feeding bottles, you will see mothers using cups and spoons to nourish older babies after breast-feeding.
All our mothers visited the clinic while they were pregnant, and made sure to eat plenty of vegetables and other foods to protect themselves and their babies. Everyone understands when to get help for problems during pregnancy.
Our community is healthier now and everyone, including children, have learned never to pass urine or to defecate in or near the water.
Both adults and children use latrines and keep them clean.
You will notice people washing their hands after using the latrines and before preparing food. They have jars with dippers designed to keep hands out of drinking water. We know this will help protect all of us from diarrhoea. When someone does get sick we are sure to give liquids and food.