Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-05-23

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-05-24 07:11:18 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-05-25 05:07:57 UTC
Trip Time
10:10-18:26 (8 h 16 m)
Village Time
12:22-15:17 (2 h 55 m)
Travel Time
5 h 21 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Great hygiene and sanitation improvements that makes everyone proud of what they have done. 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To always make it a point that all the community members attend the water meetings whenever they are called by Kibo. 
Staff Action Steps
To call the new water committee mobilisers to notify them of the day for a meeting and mobilise the community for the meeting. 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Twenty homes in lower part of the community move a distance of about 2.5Km and getting water from the swamp. 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Good leadership and program ownership 
Village Notes
This community is located with in the larger Bunaibamba A LC and comprises of 159 households. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee selection,hygiene and sanitation 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex and two sanitation committee members, kansime and Namukasa visited the homes of the individuals whose facilities had collapsed down due to heavy rains. Zaid’s pit latrine had collapsed but on a good note he was reconstructing a new structure and about to finish. He will have to roof it as well to avoid the repeat of the same. Also they visited Mustafa’s home and he had completed to work on a pit latrine that had sunk in due to heavy rains. While moving around the village before the meeting, they continued to encourage the people who had not yet roofed their pit latrines to do so and encouraged them to exhibit a high level of hygiene and sanitation. While in the meeting, Alex Officially announced that Kibo will be giving Buluvu a new borehole after noticing that a group of people/ section in the community had no access to clean water and were getting water from the swamp, the community was crazy happy about it. Also he told the people that they had worked very hard to improve the sanitation and hygiene in their homes and this comes as a reward from Kibo to encourage the community more to work together and to keep up the good hygiene standards. The community didn’t know six months ago when Kibo started working in this community that at one time , Kibo would provide them a borehole and no one from the community applied for water so this borehole should just promote unity in the community since only God has decided to give water to them. Alex gave the highlights of what they expect to do during this time. One is that they have to come to the meetings and participate in those meetings. Two, they have to form a water committee that will lead the community on what to do and they must contribute towards the borehole construction. They will also be taught on all the community roles and responsibilities and have to show that they own the program and so they have to play their part as required. The community quickly reacted by suggesting to have a water user committee there and then and Alex then guided them on how to do it since it requires gender balance. The key positions have to be occupied by the ladies. The chairperson was chosen to be a lady called Tolofisa Malinzi, the treasurer called Masiyata Osule and one mobilizer called Nadoi Victoria. This made a total number of 7 people, 3 ladies and 3 men plus the LC1. Alex will go back to continue the teachings on why it’s important for the community to contribute money towards the borehole, teach about the community roles and responsibilities. The new water committee will work together with the sanitation in mobilization of the community for the meetings. 
Next Visit
2018-05-30 - Purpose: Second community meeting to discuss about the community contributions and their roles.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

2867 Mustafa was able to work on his pit latrine that had sunk in due to heavy rains.
2873 A tentative new water user committee that was selected by the community
2876 This pit latrine was at the verge of collapsing because the rain water was not guarded but the owner quickly acted when he was advised on what to do last week by Kibo
2879 How mustafa was able to work on the floor that had sunk in and now the family will be able to use it comfortably
2885 Zaidi is also reconstructing on a pit latrine that had collapsed because of the heavy rain
2888 This pit latrine had also collapsed half of the wall but now it’s being reconstructed
2891 The names and phone numbers of the new water user committee