Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Kigalama - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-05-25

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-05-27 14:53:39 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2018-05-29 09:38:18 UTC
Trip Time
10:04-18:44 (8 h 40 m)
Village Time
12:53-15:44 (2 h 51 m)
Travel Time
5 h 49 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained . 
Village Critical Needs
Need for life skill program for the village to be holistically approached 
Village Action Steps
Moblise each other for the stove program 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lesson 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
They have maintained their sanitation and hygiene standards as well as the borehole fence 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
They have realized their need for development 
Village Notes
There are two active men in the village who coordinate the stove program 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Josh and Audry 
Total Attendance
Harriet,Josh and Audrey went to Kigalama to check on the progress of the stove program.she first checked on the stoves which the community had built on their own and found out when two stoves were not properly made. She corrected the mistakes and these mistakes were one stove they had left the banana stems in the hole that brings in oxygen to light fire. She took out the banana stems and explained to the group why it was necessary to take out that banana stem. She told them Incase the hole for oxygen is not created it will hard for the stove to light itself or else some one has to be there to blow fire for the food to stove they used a very tiny banana stem and when they took out the banana stems the hole for wood was too small because of the small banana that was used.Fortunately the stove had not dried up and Harriet was able to enlarge the hole to be able to accommodate firewood as it cooks food. She did it as she explained to them the mistakes they had done.They were very happy and thanked Harriet for reteaching them despite the mistakes they have always made. The group later built one stove as Harriet guided them to ensure that they do it well. 

Next Visit: 2018-06-14 - Purpose: Monitor the progress of the stove program.

Report Photos

2969 These two children are also collecting banana stems to build their own stove after watching their parents build one
2972 These two men in the kitchen are helping the women to build stoves