Today we got up early and met with the Voluntary Action for Development organisation for a long trip to an island called Bussi in lake Victoria which required a scenic boat ride through tall reeds and an abundance of wildlife. When we arrived we were shown how much of a difference a water tank can do for a small community.
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Another bus ride took us to a health centre where we painted hygiene inspirational messages on the latrines. We then had to trim the grass using machete-like tools, which provided many humorous styles and techniques. A meal was prepared for us at the end of our hard work where everyone sat together and ate delicious food, including baked mashed banana.
Later we visited a local village near to the health centre where we met a lady of 78 years, which is 20 years above the average life expectancy, who looked after many children within the community. She showed us how useful and life changing the water tank, tippy-taps, drying rack and the latrine were. They then provided us with an unusual fruit known as the jackfruit, which tasted strange, was very sticky and like bubblegum. After, we set off on the long journey home back across lake Victoria arriving late in the evening to a lovely prepared meal.
Tomorrow we will go back to a school in Bussi to help build tippy taps and other sanitation devises.