Fulfilling Warsih’s Hope for Sanitary Facility

Warsih did not have her own toilet at home. She couldn’t afford to build her own toilet because she preferred to spend the little money she owned on other needs.

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One of Warsih's children is using the Waqf Well which was just completed at the end of August. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA CITY – Several families in the village of Cibeuti in Kawalu District of Tasikmalaya City did not have their own personal toilets and water wells. They mostly rely on water from local fishponds and their neighbors’ water wells.

“The families who don’t have their own personal toilets are mostly impoverished ones. To them, building toilets and water wells is too expensive,” said Muhammad Fauzi Ridwan from Global Wakaf-ACT Tasikmalaya, Tuesday (10/12/2021).

One of the locals who couldn’t afford to build water wells was Warsih, a woman who lived in a semi-permanent house in the village. For decades, the house has not been renovated. Parts of the house have been dilapidated, and the walls are full of holes.

The house doesn’t have adequate facilities, not even a toilet. Warsih’s income was enough only to cover some of her and her family’s basic needs. “She used to sell fried foods to make ends meet and to support her two children who have been suffering from paralysis since five years ago,” added Fauzi.

To provide an adequate sanitary facility for Warsih and her family, Global Wakaf – ACT built a Family Waqf Well at Warsih’s house. The 20-meter-deep well took about two weeks to build before it finished in late August.

Sadly, Warsih passed away before the team finished the construction of the well. However, Warsih’s children were grateful for the new waqf water-well built for their late mother.

“May Allah reward the donors for their assistance and good deeds immensely. We hope that this well will bring benefit to our family and neighbors,” hoped Arifin, one of Warsih’s children. []