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No toilet in the rural area いなかにはトイレがない

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We have known Kupukupu foundation which operates  day-care centers for disabled people in Ubud and Bangli. It was started in 1998 by Begonia, an active Spanish lady. They have lots of projects and we knew that ‘toilet project’ was one of them. This time we visited Bangli center and learned that 83 families out of 200 registered disabled families had no toilet at home.

We visited Wayang’s home 10 minutes away from the town by motorbike. The house was surrounded by tall trees. 15 year-old Wayang has cerebral palsy and doesn’t speak, but we could see parents love hime very much. His father grows fruit and he treated us with his precious durian.

They excrete somewhere at the back of the house and wash bodies at the nearby river or with water taken from the river. In this hot climate ‘mandi'(bathing) is necessary and usually in Bali the house has a toilet with a big plastic water bucket which can be used both  for flushing  and  bathing.  It is important especially for disabled people to have toilet at home because of sanitary reasons.  We would like to make a simple toilet for Wayang and his family.

Wayang and family             

スペイン人のアクティブな女性、ベゴニアさんが1998年に開設した「クプクプ」は障がい者のデイケアセンターで、ウブドと田舎町のバンリにある。多くのプロジェクトがあることは知っていたが、今回、バンリのトイレプロジェクトを見せてもらった。センターに登録する200世帯あまりのうち、トイレが家にない数は83件に上る。

私たちが訪れたワヤンくんの家は街からバイクで10分ほどだが、高い木々に囲まれた野性味豊かな森の中。ワヤンは脳性小児まひで言葉はない。両親が彼に愛情をかけていることはよくわかる。父は貴重なドリアンを切ってもてなしてくれた。
トイレがないため、排せつは裏庭で、体を洗うのは近くの沢か沢から引いた水。暑いバリでは「マンディ」といわれる沐浴は欠かせない。一般家庭では、トイレの中に大きなプラスチックの容器があり、排せつもトイレの水洗もその水を使い手桶で行う。障がいのある人たちの衛星面を考えると、各戸にトイレをというのが望ましい。ワヤンくんと家族のためにトイレを作りたいと思う。

Written by asianneighbors

September 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Posted in Study Tours

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