On World Toilet Day 2016 CARE and ECHO are honoring and highlighting the work of more than 1,600 refugee workers who support their communities in constructing as well as maintaining water and sanitation facilities in Dadaab, the world biggest refugee camp in Kenya.
Janay Isaack is one of the incentive CARE refugee workers. The 34-year-old mothers job is cleaning latrines in one of the seven CARE-runned schools in Dagahaley, the second largest compound in Dadaab where nearly 68,000 people are living in self-constructed shelters. By taking care of sanitation facilities and the waste management of Unity school the mother of nine earns around 22 US-Dollar per month which allows her to buy sugar, vegetables and exercise books for her children. My life is different since I am working for CARE. Sometimes I see my friends borrowing money, others steal, but I have the job to meet my familys needs. It is hard to get work in Dadaab, but I succeeded and I keep telling my kids it is because of my high-standards, laughs Janay. (Photo: CARE/Job Mainye).