"At first, the men were not very supportive. My husband kept discouraging me from coming to the training saying it was a waste of time. This was the same issue other women faced and some dropped out. But after I gained the skills and started bringing in additional income, my husband does not need more convincing that these solutions are good for our community. He has been learning how to make a Biosand filter as the water issue hit very close to our hearts. Our small children kept falling ill due to contaminated water. Now we will have our own filter at home and this is great. The training have benefits even to people who don't come for the training." Nampija Annet, Gomba, Uganda.
Nampija Annet, Uwineza Sylvia, Nakalembe Mary and Nakilija Rose listen in during a training on soap making by Uganda Women's Water Initiative.
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