My name is Imaanishimwe Catherine I am 10 years old.
I am a student at Bwindi Junior School. Last year, I washed my hands and body with dirty water which I also drunk when I was bathing. A few days later, I suffered from headache and I had a running stomach and I spent 2 days in bed without eating anything. I was rushed to the hospital. On reaching the hospital, I was found with diarrhea. I was given a sick bay in the hospital where I stayed for 10 days on treatment. For all those 10 days, I was in a lot of pain. I never liked taking medicines but I was forced too. For all those 10 days, I missed class and missed my friends and teachers too. After I Was discharged from the hospital, I felt like not going back to school because of fear to take unclean water again but I was convinced to go back to school and never to take un boiled water again.
Since then, I have been very careful, I have never again drunk un clean water while bathing. Some days I could go thirsty due to fear of taking un boiled water. I am grateful that now we have got clean water from deep underground (bore hole water) at school.
Our teachers have taught us how to properly wash our food containers, clothes and bodies using the clean water we have all over the school.
Now we drink clean water direct got from the taps in every corner of the school. I now no longer go thirsty. I drink water whenever I need it.
A huge thanks to all those who have donated towards the construction of the borehole.
I am Imaanishimwe Catherine