Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-03-23

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-03-23 04:14:10 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-03-28 04:48:18 UTC
Trip Time
06:00-21:00 (15 h 0 m)
Village Time
08:30-18:46 (10 h 16 m)
Travel Time
4 h 44 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The great improvements in the village about hygiene and Sanitation and spirit of working together 
Village Critical Needs
The need for clean water 
Village Action Steps
To make sure that all the people concerned about the land where the borehole is to be drilled to be notified and all agree to it and willing to sign the land agreement before the borehole can be drilled. 
Staff Action Steps
To make sure that the people that have to sign on the land agreement do so before the borehole drilling 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
There are many people that come together to save money in groups. Alex has witnessed more than 5 groups that come together to save money every Wednesday 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
The people in the lower part of Buyange are in great need of water 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
The people in this village are very excited to witness the process of borehole survey and also very happy to succeed getting a water point after a very long struggle because this community is very complicated according to the surveyor 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex went to Buyange village to carry out the borehole survey. He joined the surveyor in Namutumba very early in the morning at 6 am to begin the process of borehole survey. The surveyor thought from the very beginning that it would be very easy to get a good water point but very unfortunate that it turned up to be very challenging to even get one good water point. It took them the whole day before getting one suitable water point. He had to even cross to another village called Bukasa to measure the water level of a newly constructed borehole by the government. This was about 3km from Buyange. On a very good note however, they managed to get one suitable water point later in the evening and was in the Mr Salumini‚Äôs land. This still was very suitable to have this water point at this location. Every body in the community was very happy at the end of the day after being worried that they were not going to find water in their community. The surveyor too was getting worried because the results he was getting were very unpromising. The hope is that this point will have water after drilling. 

Report Photos

2108 The men in the community helping out in the surveying process
2111 The surveyor doing his job
2114 Measuring the water point to see if there is water
2120 The land owner Mr Salumini and the chairman of the village holding the water point that was got to drill the borehole in Buyange