Hendria shared with Stop Climate Chaos how climate change affects women:
Poor rains because of climate change have led to water scarcity in this area. Government and NGOs [Non-Governmental Organisations] are struggling to drill boreholes here because they can’t find water underground.
It means now this whole community including three schools depend on one single borehole and it is now struggling to supply enough water because it is old.
In the past, we used to draw some water from the river and shallow wells from river banks but that isn’t the case now because the rivers have run dry too. What this means is that as a woman, I must wake up very early in the morning, sometimes as early as 4am so that I can be among the first to draw water from the borehole. Whenever I am late, it means all my morning would be wasted at the borehole just waiting for my turn to draw water.
Water scarcity has toughened lives of women because culturally, this household chore solely lies with us. If only we could get enough rains, I believe this would change our lives for the better.