Before Doña Cándida had her own latrine, she had to cross the highway to use her closest neighbor's latrine. Cars and trucks speed along that road all day and all night. And snakes live in the bushes alongside the road.
"One time when I was about to cross the highway at night, all of a sudden, my foot felt hot. I looked down and saw a snake. My foot started to hurt; I had a fever and vomiting. I had to go to the clinic. Thank God that's all that happened; I could have died that day."--Doña Cándida
Now that she has her own latrine, she is healthier and safer.