CAPTION: First thing in the morning, Veronica washes herself with a bucket of water before getting ready for school. Economic factors, which force children like Veronica and her family to sleep on the floor and function without running water, can cause hearing impairment because they often imply poor personal hygiene. SignHealth Uganda helped Veronica by providing her with medical treatment. LOCATION: Lutungu Village, Rakai District, Central Region, Uganda. INDIVIDUAL(S) PHOTOGRAPHED: Veronica Nampijja.