Siam's story

“The hand washing sister is coming…the hand washing sister is coming”, Siam shouted. The hand washing sister is our local colleague Sumaya. Siam is a boy from a poor family in the south of Bangladesh. When Sumaya visited Siam’s house she saw that he ate with his hands without washing them. Besides, he was sitting amidst the feces of chickens, ducks and other animals. When she asked his mother about it, she responded: ‘Sister, we are too poor to clean ourselves.”
Max Foundation organizes awareness sessions in the village and at Siam’s school. Our local colleagues train the people to build their own low cost hand washing devices, using buckets, empty bottles and other cheap materials. A big success: Siam and his friends now enjoy building their own hand washing devices!

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