Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-05-02

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-05-02 10:40:30 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-05-03 06:19:21 UTC
Trip Time
10:17-17:27 (7 h 10 m)
Village Time
12:19-15:40 (3 h 21 m)
Travel Time
3 h 49 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Great community cooperation and improvements in the hygiene and sanitation facilities 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To remain working together and ensuring that every body participates during the drilling process and the water user committee to be reminded of their roles and responsibilities. 
Staff Action Steps
To keep in touch with the drilling company and find out the day they will be coming out to drill in Buyange. 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
They have already completed fundraising 300,000sh towards their future borehole account and they participate in many groups of money saving. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Community cooperation and program ownership 
Village Notes
This community is very ready for the drilling of the borehole and very excited of the new borehole to be drilled very soon. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Alex Guymer, Greg Guymer 
Total Attendance
Look Up
They first moved around the village checking on sanitation status of the homes. This village being in a sandy location, heavy rains have affected many people in the village. Again it rained too much last night and the chairman of the sanitation committee reported of some individuals that lost pit latrine structures, bathroom structures and kitchen structures. Alex and some community members went around the village to encourage the people not to give up but quickly build up these structures and make sure they roof them strongly this time. When a roof is strong then the whole structure can last longer also. They found one person called Jackson who had lost his pit latrine due to heavy running Water and was already putting up a new structure. Others wanted to get new bricks to put up the new structures. Together with the Guymers, they visited the open shallow pond where the community members still get water for drinking and other domestic activities and also visited a water point that was recently surveyed and where the new borehole will be drilled. Then they had a meeting with the water user committee and some community members where Alex told them that the drillers would be coming in at a near time and so everyone needs to give a hand in the many activities that take place during drilling of a borehole like collecting water to fill up the tanks, take good care of the machines and feeding of the workers. Also the water committee and community was very happy to hear from Alex that the drillers will be very soon in their community and everyone is ready for them. The community has already put up money and food together to feed the workers and have been called on to continue working together. The community was very happy to host two Kibo visitors in their community 
Next Visit
2018-05-11 - Purpose: Drilling of the new borehole
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

2495 A community member from Buyange lower drawing dirty water from an open shallow pond. This water is mostly used for domestic work and sometimes for drinking if one can afford walking 2km away to a clean water source
2498 Alex and Greg Guymer getting ready for a meeting with the water user committee and the community members.