“My business
was cut off

and I thought I shouldn’t just sit around. It's the community that has brought me up. It's time to give back.”

“It made
me feel
happy

when they started following instructions because it can avoid the spread of this virus.”

“Whenever
I pass through
communities

and find my soap being used, I feel so grateful.”

“It’s
a bit
tricky,

but we will get there eventually because I never give up.
I don’t give up.”

“Our teachers
used to
talk to us

about how to guide ourselves, but now there’s no one. You take care of yourself.”

“You have
to do what
is right.

And you have to do what you are meant to do: save lives.”

“We want
to see
people change

for the better, their well-being uplifted.”

“What I
immediately
did

was share information. I felt so bad, but I would still get to the bottom of it all and share.”

“When
COVID
came,

I felt like this is it. I have something to give the community. My knowledge, my skills.”

“I am working
for the health
of my children.

The next generation will be healthy and free from bacteria and diseases.”

“I stop by
and say:

Please, do you know that you're not wearing your mask? Can you please put on your mask?”

“There is
nothing

human beings cannot change if they work hard. Nothing is impossible.”

“I was
looking
forward to

a moment when we could intervene and see how we could create awareness about the disease.”

“If I start
worrying
about myself,

what about the hundreds of people who are out there?”

“I did
not stop
educating

even at that time. I told people nearby to keep social distancing and to do this, do that. But deep inside, I was so scared.”

“People travel
about 50 km
to fetch water.

They asked us: why do you teach us about COVID and washing? There is no water.”