Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-03-28

Report ID
1241
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-03-28 07:56:02 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-03-29 08:30:17 UTC
Trip Time
10:38-17:30 (6 h 52 m)
Village Time
12:55-15:50 (2 h 55 m)
Travel Time
3 h 57 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
There is great improvements in the hygiene and sanitation standards which they are proud of Kibo helping them to meet this status. 
Village Critical Needs
The need for safe water in the lower part of the community 
Village Action Steps
To keep working together maintaining their sanitation standards and keep fundraising the money needed to feed the workers and towards the borehole account. 
Staff Action Steps
 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
Many women and men are involved in saving money together in groups 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
no 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
Very soon everybody in the village will have access to clean water after the borehole drilling 
Prevent Ownership
 
Allow Ownership
The people in this village now believe that things can be possible if people come together 
Village Notes
The village is at a level of the borehole survey and waiting for the drilling process. The land agreement has been also secured. The community too is hard working and all are participating during this process of the new borehole that Kibo is planning to give to this village. They have already raised the required start up money totaling to 300,000sh towards their borehole account. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
land agreement 
How Many Men Attended
18 
How Many Women Attended
20 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,LC2,VHT 
Visitor Attendees
 
Total Attendance
38 
Look Up
 
Notes
Alex went to Buyange after successfully finding a water point in the village where the borehole will be drilled. He went to meet the land owner where the water point was got and to finish up with the process of the land agreement. The land owner has to willingly and at no cost give out part of his land and an access route to his community before a borehole can be drilled. This step is very important to avoid any future problems that may arise as some people might turn around and claim that the borehole drilled belongs to the land owner where the borehole was drilled and chase away the rest of the community members from accessing this borehole or make them pay for the water as an individual. There are many examples of such scenarios in other communities where people turn around because there was no land agreement and make them personal boreholes refusing other people from fetching water from it. Also this agreement ensures that every body shares equal responsibility towards the borehole and have to all put efforts together to ensure that the borehole is functioning every time. Nabirye Ziyadha and two of her sons, Farouk and Salumini at no cost and willingly gave a plot of 20ft by 40ft and an access route to the site during the drilling process and for the community to fetch water when the borehole construction is done. More than 30 people were present to witness these three people sign an agreement and everyone was happy that they allowed to do this since other people refuse to drill or ask for money for compensation of his/ her land. Alex then told the community members to clear up the site and make an access route for the drilling rig by removing the logs and trees that may give a hard time for the drilling trucks to pass. Alex will go back to continue preparing the community before the drilling process that is expected in mid April and he will also join with the rest of the WASH team to carry out the third evaluation of the village. 

Report Photos

2207 The chairman of the village, mr Mwanja Ahmada addressing the community members and thanking God, Kibo and the village for succeeding in getting a water point last week where the borehole will be drilled. It was such uneasy to find a good water point in the village
2216 The community members that turned up for the meeting to witness Nabirye Ziyadha, Salumini and Farouk give out willingly part of their land to the community for Kibo to drill a borehole in Buyange