Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Enock Madolo on 2018-04-11

Report ID
1340
Created by
Enock Madolo
Created date
2018-04-11 07:36:24 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-04-13 08:12:42 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-18:24 (8 h 24 m)
Village Time
12:00-15:43 (3 h 43 m)
Travel Time
4 h 41 m

Household visits

Which Survey
none 
Number Of Households
39 
Visits Purpose
To check on the sanitation and hygine progress 
Staff Attendees
Enock Madoolo,Martin Kibuuka 
Government Attendees
LC1,VHT,Police Officer 
Notes
Enock and Martin visited the trading centre near the main road, checked on the sanitation of homes, schools which are around to also teach the children, and teachers the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene. They first walked around the few homes near the trading centre and met a family whose latrine broke down due to heavy rainfall though they had poorly constructed it. They understood the problem and had quickly started digging a new pit. The pit is now about 6ft deep, the plan is to dig up to 15ft deep then they start constructing on it. They continued and told us that in just one week, they will have completed constructing it since the need is too big. They are now using their neighbours latrine before they finish theirs. They counted about 7 newly constructed latrines in the trading centre at the main road, they also saw new dish racks and encouraged those without to also construct them after teaching them the benefits and uses of them. Despite of them having latrines, they encouraged them to continuously use ash to maintain the hygiene of the latrines, dig soak pits for proper drainage of water from the shower after taking a bath. This will keep the shower areas clean and neat. Some people have smeared so well the facilities hence increasing the beauty of their homes. On visiting the school in this community and this particular section, they first met with the head master and introduced them selves. The head master called Mr Odong Alex welcomed them to walk around to check on the latrine sanitation, maintenance, use and also teach the students the challenges of poor hygiene, benefits and solutions on how to improve on personal hygiene and hence good health and better mind to learn which will lead to more focus on their education so that they can strive. When they visited the school latrines, they saw many flies and they were smelling so badly. This gave them an opportunity to teach the use of ash everyday. During the demonstration of using ash, they saw how flies ran out and the latrines stopped smelling. They appreciated the good lessons and promised to improve on the sanitation of the school. After the meeting, they continued to check on the progress of latrine construction, dish racks, shower areas, kitchen areas, use of rubbish pits and other facilities. There are some many people who have also managed to construct good standard facilities. They visited the home of the Witch doctor who for long didn’t have a latrine in his home. The good news is he finally completed constructing a very nice latrine for his family. They appreciated him and encouraged him to always maintain the sanitation level of his home. Generally the community has greatly improved on their sanitation and hygiene. 

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
There is proper use of latrines and few cases of open defection 
Village Critical Needs
None 
Village Action Steps
To complete all the facilities which are missing in every home 
Staff Action Steps
To check on all the facilities which are still under construction as well as encouraging them to use better materials to construct. 
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
no 
Ownership Story
 
Three Stone Fires
no 
Access to Clean Water
no 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
They need a borehole in some areas of this village because to access clean water, they have to walk a long distance to collect water from the borehole. 
Prevent Ownership
None 
Allow Ownership
Active leadership who encourage the fellow residents to work on their sanitation and hygiene. 
Village Notes
Enock visited the schools around the community to also check on the sanitation facilities, teach the children on the benefits of good hygiene, teach personal hygiene and also check on the maintenance and uses of latrines that are in the school. The head master Mr Odong Alex appreciated the lessons and called the kids to come and learn so that they can put everything in practice. 

Report Photos

2303 The gentleman standing near the latrine is called Mr Kabwa Patrick. He is the head of witchcraft practice in the whole village. For a period of 5 years his family never had a proper latrine. When we entered this community we encouraged, taught the importance of a proper latrine, shower area, dish rack, kitchen area, hand washing facilities concerning good sanitation and hygiene. He understood the lessons so well and decided to construct good facilities for his home. That’s a new latrine which has just been completed. Him and his wife are so happy to have such wonderful latrine in their home. They all appreciated the work kibo is doing to help them develop through good sanitation.
2306 This home is using the dish so well, you can see the utensils on the dish rack drying after washing them. The child was going in the house to call the mom to come and talk to the visitors. Generally the sanitation of this home has greatly improved, they have a kitchen which they didn’t have initially, shower area and proper latrine.