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She Walks the Talk


Who says a girl cannot repair boreholes?

Hand Pump Mechanics are always on call to repair water sources whenever they break down. Water source repair is largely a man's world, but who says a girl cannot fit in? Susan Alobo is the only female member of the Lira District Hand Pump Mechanics Association (HPMA).

Susan's motivation to join the HPMA was the need to bring a gender angle to the mechanic's job and address women's key concerns. In her view, women are the ones most concerned with water issues at household level.  She says "Women suffer when there is a shortage of water. They walk the distances and carry the load. So we need to maintain functionality of sources at community level to save women."


Read more about Susan Alobo here.


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