Lamagashu North - Eunice
Eunice, 38, lives with her husband and twin children next to the Lamagashu North public latrine.
Her house had a latrine at the back, but four years ago flood water running down the adjacent informal drain collapsed the latrine. Although the public latrine is close, she does not like using it. “I feel bad, but I have not choice,” Eunice says. “People have destroyed the place. People have shot on the squat holes so I have to put paper down.”
Both Eunice and her children regularly suffer from diarrhoea, and have had malaria. Eunice also complains of urinary and genital infections she believes to be caused by the public latrine.
Eunice would like a simple household toilet, “everybody wants something that will keep you neat. You don’t need a flashy toilet” she says.
Eunice’s house is connected to the Ghana Water supply, but the water is not reliable. “At times two weeks, three weeks, even one month. We have to go and fetch tap water from another house, and when it comes back the colour can be brown and smells like the gutter.”
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- Geoff Bartlett
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