Women and children more prone to effects of water supply and sanitation insufficiency in NE Guale

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BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE

ONE way women from communities in Northeast Guadalcanal’s Tasimboko area can address the dire need of sufficient water supply and proper sanitation is by seeking assistance from the national government through our Member of Parliament.

This was voiced by Legalau village elder, Luke Pegoa Ngelea who says their community and surrounding communities under St Paul’s Pro Cathedral of Tasimboko are all facing the impact of these issues.

He said one way he thinks is possible to address these difficulties is to call for assistance from the government through their MP.

Additionally, Ngelea said that women in Tasimboko who are members of a number of savings clubs, as part of a recognized group should also seek help from aid donors.

He mentioned that women and children are the most affected in the communities in terms of not having sufficient safe clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities.

On the contrary, Ngelea expressed that men in Tasimboko are proud husbands and very supportive when it comes to assisting their wives and are happy to support them.

He explained that they help the women from toiling the soil to planting crops, carrying the produce along long distances to lending a hand when it comes to preparing stalls to set up their goods at the market to sell.

“Even the young children help their mothers prepare their produce for sale at the market”, he said.

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