Talking Toilets

Image of Namuga near her outhouseThanks to you, Namuga is no longer embarrassed about her toilet!

Talking Toilets

How You Relieved Namuga from a Cultural Stigma

Dear Family,

Talking about using the toilet may not be a common topic for most people. But for 71-year-old Namuga, it was a matter of great significance. When she received a donation from Heaven’s Family’s Widows & Abandoned Women Ministry to build a new pit latrine, it not only saved her from potential arrest by local health officials, but it also rescued her from the cultural stigma associated with her old, dilapidated bathroom.

Namuga’s previous pit latrine was beginning to collapse, making it dangerous for her to use. The old latrine could not be cleaned with water, resulting in poor hygiene. Visitors were reluctant to come to her home due to fear of contracting diseases. This brought shame to her and made her a target for mockery in the community. Namuga felt isolated and disheartened.

Through your generous contributions, Namuga no longer feels ashamed! She wrote to us, “May the good God bless you abundantly, and all the glory to God!”

Thank you so much for your kindness, which has enabled Namuga to reclaim her rightful place in the community and live with dignity once again.

Image of the director of the Widows & Abandoned Women Ministry

Dossie Briggs
Director, Widows & Abandoned Women Ministry

Transform Lives Through the Widows & Abandoned Women Ministry

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