Carmaletta’s story

A woman holding potatoes she has pulled from the ground
Image: WaterAid/Tom Greenwood

Carmaletta in Timor-Leste has a thriving kitchen garden which has been providing produce and income for her family since water came to her village over a year ago.

Here she tells us how water has changed her life:

“The water tap is valuable for us because we can plant tomatoes, eggplants and other vegetables, even in the dry season we can plant these vegetables. The water tap is very important because we can sell our produce in the market and the family makes more money and we can buy soap and detergent.Our income is very improved. Before we waited till rainy season to plant, but now rainy or dry season we can plant more vegetables for income.