Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Butabira

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2021-05-26

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2021-05-27 07:31:40 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2021-05-27 13:24:56 UTC
Trip Time
10:26-17:51 (7 h 25 m)
Village Time
12:57-15:49 (2 h 52 m)
Travel Time
4 h 33 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,ownership and sustainability,water chain 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
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Total Attendance
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Alex was in Butabira to meet with the new water user committee to review their respective roles and responsibilities, follow up on the materials to be contributed by the village, review the borehole bylaws enacted by the community before typing and emphasizing a safe water chain. The community has already contributed money and bought the required number of bricks and a trip of sand put at the new borehole site. Kibo group will have to also top up the remaining part of cement, pipe before the construction can start. Alex reminded the committee members to remain active and meet their roles and responsibilities as required to ensure borehole functionality at all times. Also a safe water chain need to be ensured by encouraging all people to have clean Jerrycans and clean homes. Together with the committee members we first moved in some homes to check on sanitation status in the homes, it was observed that many of the homes were found well swept and found the hand washing facilities in place with water. Alex continued to encourage all the committee members to ensure that people are reminded at all times to ensure that the village sanitation status is maintained. The old borehole used to have so many people that would congest but now it’s more for people to access water without spending a lot of time lining up waiting for water. The new borehole drilled recently by Kibo group in the lower part of the village has helped to reduce on the distance many people used to walk coming to the old borehole and also reduced on the congestion. Early next month, the village will be guided on how construct a wall fence around the new borehole before commissioning this new borehole. Alex will help to type for the village the bylaws they came up with to be documented by the water user committee for all water users to abide. The village people are very excited about the new kibo program in the village and are anxious to learn how to build these stoves on their kitchens. WASH will only go back after Kibo’s contribution towards the wall fence construction is ready and will be guiding the village to construct the wall fence around the new borehole. 
Next Visit
2021-06-02 - Purpose: Take Kibo’s contributions towards the wall fence construction at the new borehole in Butabira village.
Program Success
The water and sanitation committee continues to engage all people to maintain a safe water chain and also are playing a key role to mobilize the village for the stoves program, a new program from kibo in this village
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
The village has already bought the required bricks and sand to be used to construct a wall fence around the new borehole
Other Program Observations
The village people are very excited about the new kibo program and the village leaders told Alex that many people in the village are very anxious to learn the skill of building the stoves
Program Expected Of Village
To continue mobilizing each other for a meeting with the stoves program next week on Monday and to prepare for the borehole wall fence construction at the new borehole
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To call the water user committee to prepare for the wall fence construction after getting all the required building materials some from kibo group since it’s a partnership

Report Photos

19755 Alex W together with the sanitation committee members in Butabira checked on some homes and noted that the homes were well swept and many are being smeared
19758 The hand washing stands had Jerrycans with water in the few homes checked. This was at Mutaka Erukana’s household in Butabira
19761 This old well in Butabira used to have long ques before a new borehole drilled by Kibo group in the village. It’s now easy for one to access water easily without waiting for so long since some people can now go to the new well