Mvule Community Development - Buluvu

Visit by Abraham Mulongo on 2021-05-26

Report ID
Created by
Abraham Mulongo
Created date
2021-05-27 07:01:56 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-08-10 09:44:31 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-17:58 (7 h 53 m)
Village Time
13:15-15:20 (2 h 5 m)
Travel Time
5 h 48 m

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Abraham Mulongo 
Government Attendees
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Mvule Community Development 
Lesson Taught
caring for trees 
Abraham and Alex B met thirteen Buluvu community members and as the purpose was to teach them how to care for trees by putting cages around their trees, they decided to move checking the trees so that they learn as they practice. They moved to ten homes checking the trees and their biggest problem was that every home they reached they wanted them to have something like tea or food whereby it takes much time to do the work. They had something in the first home so it would look bad to refuse from other homes and Abraham and Alex B told the members to accept because in Busoga culture if someone offers something to you and you refuse it he or she will think you do not like them. They moved to the home of Kawanguzi Stephen who told them that he took five Mvule seedlings and they are all alive but the Musizi he has two out of five he planted. They checked his trees and Mvule trees are looking good and they put cages around them to protect them from animals or someone not to step on them. They continued to check the trees and they managed to go to more nine homes after Stephen where they found that Musizi seedings some died but the Mvule seedlings all are alive but they have little rain by now. They discussed and those members Namukose, the chairman LC1 and Rose who checked how they planted the tees to make sure they followed the guidelines they were given to continue with the exercise of checking the members where they agreed to do. They will continue checking the Buluvu upper because they concentrated on the lower part. 
Next Visit
2021-08-11 - Purpose: To meet with the leaders and lay strategy for the future meeting and home to home visits
Program Success
They all planted the trees
Program Critical Needs
To put cages around the trees to protect them from animals
Program Ownership
They are looking after the trees
Other Program Observations
They are keeping hygiene and sanitation, building new dish racks
Program Expected Of Village
To continue putting cages around the trees to protect them from animals
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To call the chairman to get the update of putting cages around their trees

Report Photos

19695 Kawanguzi Stephen one of Buluvu community members putting a cage around his tree he planted.
19698 Abraham teaching one of Buluvu community member called Smith how to put a cage around his tree he planted.
19701 Buluvu members teaching themselves how to put a cage around their trees