Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-03-14

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-03-15 07:17:32 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-03-15 09:07:28 UTC
Trip Time
10:44-18:42 (7 h 58 m)
Village Time
13:53-16:10 (2 h 17 m)
Travel Time
5 h 41 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The community has greatly improved in the sanitation status. 
Village Critical Needs
The need for the clean water 
Village Action Steps
To keep fundraising the money needed for the borehole account and the feeding of the workers 
Staff Action Steps
To keep in touch with the water committee and to follow up on the draco drilling company for the next borehole steps of surveying and drilling 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
There are three groups of people that come together every Wednesday to save money together and loan out money. Also the people are maintaining their sanitation facilities and a few of those homes that have not achieved the status are being encouraged by the water committee and the rest of the village members. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
The people in the lower part of the village still get water water from the swamp and from the open shallow well. 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
Buyange has in general worked very hard to improve on their sanitation standards and are now working together to fundraise the money for the borehole account and to make sure that they are in position to feed the drillers. The community is well prepared for the surveying process and have so far contributed 100,000 shillings towards the borehole account 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities,surveying 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Justine Nandera,Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,LC2,Health Assistant,VHT,Parish Chief 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Justine and Alex were in Buyange to have a meeting with the community members and continue to prepare them through the steps to be followed before the borehole survey. They first walked around and visited the homes in the lower part of the village. They visited Abdul’s home and found a young boy of 17 years called Yunusu who completed a 15ft pit latrine for his family after his father left his family and went to the islands for the work. This boy has so far finished to construct a bathroom and a pit latrine for his family. He is now making bricks to construct a kitchen for his family. They found out that many people have smeared their kitchens, pit latrines and bathing shelters. This was after Alex realized that many people had not smeared their facilities and he encouraged them to smear them. While in the meeting, Justine encouraged them to continue working on their sanitation facilities and improve on the sanitation levels. The community development officer also called on his people to behave well and keep unity during the borehole survey. She gave some examples of communities that fought while surveying the borehole and the borehole was transferred to another village. She begged the people in Buyange to pray that water is got in their village. Alex asked the community to keep working together and contribute the money towards the borehole account. The community has so far contributed 100,000sh towards the borehole account. One unique thing that happened in the meeting, was a visitor who was a chicken seller from another sub-county 20 miles away from Buyange who challenged Buyange people in the meeting to always respond positively and very fast towards all the good programs that come to their village since many villages would love to have such opportunities but they can’t get them. This man requested Kibo group to go to his village in Mazuba sub-county as his people are desperate to have someone speak to them about hygiene and sanitation in the whole sub-county. If these people in Buyange don’t want to do what Kibo is telling them, then Kibo can relocate to his village since his village is ready to respond and fulfill all the requirements needed. This was a very big challenge and most of the people in the meeting were deeply touched and vowed to work very hard and raise all the money in one week. 

Report Photos

1961 This young boy of 17 years has helped his family to have a pit latrine and a bathing shelter after his father left the family and went to the highland for work. He just finished constructing the new pit latrine and put up a new hand washing facility. He is now making bricks for the kitchen.
1964 The people who turned up for the meeting
2009 Alex explaining to the community members how they have to participate and behave during the surveying process and he highly called on them to keep peace and to allow the surveyor do his job
2012 This chicken seller from another sub-county and village challenged the Buyange community to always respond very positively to the good programs that come to their village since his village and sub-county have never had any one come to talk to them about hygiene and sanitation and even providing so he asked that if Buyange is giving headache to Kibo, then Kibo group can go to his sub-county in Mazuba to carry out such good programs and the people there will not disappoint them