Even before becoming a Jalabandhu, I used to advocate for important social issues with the local government or leading self-help groups. When Water For People India started recruiting Jalabandhus in my village, I was eager to join the cadre of the mobile hand pump mechanics. Being a married woman with children did not deter me from taking on a ‘man’s job’. After completing the initial training, I received a set of handpump repair tools, promotional materials such as banners and flexes from Water For People India. I was armed and ready to start. I reached out to other Jalabandhus and recruited local youth to form a team to respond to repair and maintenance services. I also helped mobilize the local communities through water and hygiene awareness camps and encouraged them to form WUCs. I believe it’s your passion and dedication towards community development that drives you to success.