Contextualising success and failure at three handpumps in Uganda
Miriam is the water point caretaker and she feels that the water point is a great success; she enjoys the role.
A challenge faced by those who govern the water point is the seasonal variation of water consumption.
Miriam did not receive any training prior to becoming a water point caretaker but said that she could benefit from additional training.
The hand pump has never operated under a tariff scheme, though it is still functioning and has never broken down.
Many community members are interested in household taps, and have enquired about the possibility of extending taps to their homes.