Helen Ewoton comes from Nawoyatir in Turkana. She used to have to walk for 1.5 hours to collect dirty water from a scoop hole. Now, Oxfam has dug a borehole in her village, and the community is overjoyed at the impact that this vital source of clean water is having on their lives.
Helen talked about the dangers of drinking dirty water from scoop holes:
Some people have suffered diseases from drinking contaminated scoop hole water. Last year, people from the neighbourhood became ill and some had diarrhoea. Then we realised that cholera will also come to us because of the contaminated water. Some children from the neighbourhood became ill and one lost its life.
The year ahead is going to be critical for families in drought-stricken Turkana.
We have a programme in place for the next two years. All we need is that vital extra support from you.
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