Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kalitumba - Namutumba

Visit by Enock Madolo on 2018-04-16

Report ID
1430
Created by
Enock Madolo
Created date
2018-04-17 06:10:21 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-04-19 08:08:25 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-19:32 (9 h 32 m)
Village Time
12:15-16:55 (4 h 40 m)
Travel Time
4 h 52 m

Large group meetings

Men in Attendance
42 
Women in Attendance
29 
Staff Attendees
Enock Madoolo,Tom Ngobi,Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
LC1,Health Assistant,VHT,Parish Chief 
Vistior Attendees
Visitor from some different organisation Jica 
Total Attendance
71 
Program
CLTS 
Lesson Taught
triggering 
Notes
Enock, Tom and Alex went to this village to carryout triggering. They arrived early in this village to also continue with the mobilisation so that people can come early so that the lessons start early and end in time. After a period of 2 hours waiting they eventually started the triggering session. First of all they asked one of the residents to open the meeting with the word of prayer. When the meeting started, Enock, Tom And Alex.W introduced them selves and also introducd the program of community total led sanitation. The residents sat down to listen on what the program is all about. First of all they started with the walk of shame walking around to look for open defection places in some of the homes around the village. They got to find some homes with open defection and collected some feaces as one of the specimen while carrying out the demonstrations how flies move from feaces, fingers and food. They then got back to the meeting to continue triggering people’s mind on challenges resulting from open defection. During the mapping of the village, Tom asked the community residents who could draw the map of their village. All the people were so quiet for a while then one old man stood and said he could draw it. He started drawing the map as some people guided him to allocate all the roads and boundary of the village. This was an interesting session of the lessons, when Tom and Alex asked the people to now locate their homes on the map. People struggled to locate them as some people were directing them to their locations. It took some good time while drawing and locating the homes but eventually it came to a conclusion. Alex and Enock set up the demonstration specimen of feaces and food on the ground as the people watched how flies move from one place to another say from food to faeces and vise versa. Tom continued with the lessons where he asked them qualities of a good latrine, people mentioned all sorts of answers till they resorted to depth of 15ft and more, good foundation, brick walls, proper roof, door for privacy, latrine holes cover and well smeared. The people accept and all though when they asked whose home had all the qualities they mentioned there was non, the map was blank with any proper latrine. The residents all accepted to take on the challenge and improve on the sanitation levels. Tom also challenged them not to be happy if they have latrines and their fellow neighbours don’t have latrines. This is because flies can still move from those homes to their food and hence cause diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, trachoma, Bilharzia and more. Tom asked them about the cost of treating diseases like diarrhoea which people participated as they gave out numbers on how they spend on just one disease and only one child, the figures were so high cause people have never taken time to calculate what they spend or the expenditure of treatment. They saw how much they spend to only one kid which was too much and some times the kids don’t even get well hence death or loss of the beloved ones. But this is all about poor sanitation, and open defection. They also continued teaching on the benefits of other facilities like shower areas, dish racks, kitchen areas, clean compounds, rubbish pits, smearing, hand washing facilities as some of the facilities that are important and they need to have them in their homes. The standardization was also mentioned and strongly encouraged to avoid doing repetitive work of reconstruction but to construct good structures that are durable. It was a successful visit and the residents are appreciative and willing to improve on the sanitation and hygiene. 

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
The turn up for the triggering lessons was good although we started late 
Village Critical Needs
Poor sanitation 
Village Action Steps
They agreed to construct new latrines and other facilities. 
Staff Action Steps
To start making follow up visits since the triggering is now done 
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
unknown 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
Many people stood up and decided that they will be apart of the change. 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
unknown 
Open Defecation
yes 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
None 
Allow Ownership
Good leadership 
Village Notes
They were about 75-80 people who attended the triggering lessons. The community members agreed 4 months to complete all the facilities say latrines, shower areas, dish racks, kitchen areas, hand washing facilities, rubbish pits among other. 

Report Photos

2393 This is a group of village residents who decided to take the lead to improve on the sanitation for the good of their village and some government officials who came to attend triggering lessons in kalitumba village
2396 There was a debate on how many months will they take to complete the program. Some said three months and the others said four. They had to take a vote to decide which month amongst the two. They majority chose 4 months and all had to agree. This shows the start of the program to the proposed date of accomplishment.
2399 Tom busy emphasizing the points on challenged that occur due to poor sanitation. He asked questions on how much expenditure residents spend on treatment of diseases say Diarrhea. He then continued and wrote on the board the figures they told him from a small pharmacy to the hospital if diseases persist. People were shocked to see how much they spend on medication and yet they can prevent all that.
2402 Some of the pick axes and shovels that were given to the community to start digging pit latrines to improve on the sanitation levels of this village.
2405 Tom demonstrating to the community how flies move germs from one place to another. This was during the triggering session
2408 Tom and Alex teaching the community on the benefits proper sanitation .
2411 Residents participating during the mapping of their village. As one of the actives during triggering.