Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-05-04

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-05-06 12:58:51 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-05-08 07:41:32 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-18:40 (8 h 40 m)
Village Time
12:26-16:32 (4 h 6 m)
Travel Time
4 h 34 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Great community cooperation and working together. 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To take good care of the drilling machines and make sure that the whole process of drilling is completed 
Staff Action Steps
To go back for the supervision of drilling and make sure that all is done well. 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Several people come together to put their money together and do things together as a group 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
This community is very happy that they have reached this stage of drilling a borehole in their community something that happened like a surprise to see the drilling machine come to their village. Everyone is grateful to Kibo group for the support. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Larry, Greg Guymer, Elliot 
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex, Larry Norman, Elliot, Greg Guymer all went to Buyange for the first day of the new borehole drilling in the village. They connected with the drilling company Draco at Namutumba town as they were coming from Tororo. Together they drove to the village. It was a big surprise to the village members to see that the drilling rig had come to their village and the people were amazed and happy. Drilling began that day amidst many people that showed up to witness the drilling process. The process went on and some challenges were encountered like the collapse of the mud into the hole and a hard rock that was encountered. It was then blown out and removed all the small rocks and the mud that was causing the blockage while drilling. Water was poured into hole and this was used to blow out all the chaff in the hole. The first day of drilling ended with no water got after drilling 30M. Drilling was to continue the following morning. Alex and the team of visitors left for Jinja 
Next Visit
2018-05-05 - Purpose: Continuation with the supervision of drilling process.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

2540 Beginning of the borehole drilling
2549 The drilling rig, drilling in Buyange
2570 Inserting the temporary casings to prevent the soil from collapsing into the hole
2576 Blowing out the chaff and the small rocks that was in the hole
2624 Drilling of the new borehole in progress
2633 These kids enjoying a moment of drilling
2645 The first day of drilling ended when the drillers had failed to hit water and drilled up to 30M