Nima - Abdul
Abdul was born in this house, and has lived here ever since. He is 46 and a works at his home as a tailor specialising in embroidery.
Adbul’s biggest concern is around sanitation, and the community practices of dumping rubbish, urinating, and defecating near and in the drain next to Abdul’s house. He has had trouble with the police on account of this, “I tried to stop someone from dumping rubbish outside my house. Because of this I was reported to the police and nearly went to jail. People also go to the toilet outside my house. People are angry because I am trying to stop them from going to the toilet.”
Abdul’s household use nearby private toilets, paying a small fee, or a public toilet further away. The cleanliness of the toilets is “manageable”, but “when you come out you have to wash and clean yourself with water because there is water coming out from the toilet [splashing?] and it spreads disease.”
Abdul and his family have had cholera and “other diseases”, which he believes to have come from the toilets.
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- Geoff Bartlett
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