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    Making a water point beautiful

    Day 114

    On Point

    There is a water point next to our new park in Nyabiheke that provides daily water to hundreds of people. The building was looking rough, and there’s no place for anyone to sit while they wait – often for quite awhile – to get water for drinking, cooking and bathing.

    “I would love if this could look like Asili,” said Victor, Nyabiheke Site Manager. Victor had recently been to visit ARC’s social enterprise in Congo called Asili. Asili water kiosks are bright white and staffed by helpful operators who ensure the water is safe and that no one has to wait very long for water.

    We knew we could at least help Victor freshen up the look of the water point, so we got to work.

    Our U.S. visitors got busy priming and painting the building alongside members of the community who turned out to help. It’s amazing what a little coat of paint can do. Meanwhile, we reached out to the camp carpenter/welder to build a bench for the water point.

    Once done, we’d position the bench so that the elderly and moms with small children could sit and look out on the new Nyabiheke park while they waited to fill their jerricans with water.

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