Written by: Phurba Sange Moktan
Ms. Balkumari Sundas, resident of Damai Tole, Ward-4, Thulopakhar Village Development Committee (VDC) of Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal has not got any problem to build toilet at her home, despite the lack of own land.
She has got triggered to defecate on latrine at her home after the formation of VDC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Coordination Committee (VWASHCC) 9 months ago. However, the problem arose to her as she didn’t own any land nearby her home. Then, she got in dilemma. But with the constructive facilitation from VWASHCC/VDC chair in the village, her brother-in-low agreed to provide her family a piece of land to build toilet. “We used to defecate in open. To avoid shame, we used to hide on bushes. Sometimes people have seen us having defecation. Those moments were really shameful moments,” She further added, “Now we don’t need to feel that. Even environment has become clean and flies have reduced much.”