Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2020-09-02

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Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2020-09-03 09:28:34 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2020-09-03 10:02:21 UTC
Trip Time
10:14-16:32 (6 h 18 m)
Village Time
12:17-02:32 (-10 h 15 m)
Travel Time
16 h 3 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove 
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Staff Attendees
Jeska Nairuba 
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Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Jeska went to Ituba Namalowe to teach participants how to remove banana stems from the previously built stoves in the lower section. These people had not yet got stoves before kibo had paused to go their village after the outbreak of covid 19. Also some of the participants did not have quality kitchen by then to qualify for the healthy and safe kitchen program. Jeska reached in the village and found when the participants were still in their gardens weeding their groundnuts. But when they saw Jeska arriving in their village every one left what he/she was doing to come to the meeting because they did not want to miss what she was going to teach them that day. She asked the participants to bring a shovel that she will use to take out the banana stems. She also asked them to be attentive and watch as she removes the banana stems from the previously built stove. She removed the banana stems herself, removed the dirt that was stuck inside so that the holes become clear because leaving the dirt will block fire to move from the big cooking area to the small cooking area or even stop smoke from venting out of the kitchen. After she asked the participants to give her a knife that she used to shape the stove in order to look neat. She also expanded the hole for firewood in order to create enough space to roast maize Incase they needed too. She also told the owner of the family that should wait for her stove to dry in the next three weeks then she starts to cook on it. She also asked her to smear her stove to stop it from getting cracks and to dry neatly. She also told her to construct in her kitchen the firewood risen stand stocked it with enough firewood that she can use during the time of scarcity. Jeska also asked the group to keep on participating in the stove building so that they can learn because practice makes perfect.She also encouraged them to continue cutting grass that will be used to build more stoves in their section. She also asked them to collect the termite dirt to the sight where a second demonstration stove will be built on Monday 7/9/20 morning so that when kibo staff gets in their village they find it ready. This will act as a sign of commitment. She also asked the group to follow up with this home to ensure that she smears her stove. 
Next Visit
2020-09-07 - Purpose: To teach participants in the lower section how to practically build stoves. They will build the second demonstration stove as they explain the whole process to the participants.
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