Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-05-28

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-05-29 08:41:40 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-05-30 10:18:51 UTC
Trip Time
10:21-17:33 (7 h 12 m)
Village Time
12:33-15:33 (3 h 0 m)
Travel Time
4 h 12 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Great community cooperation and program ownership in the village 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To come together and construct the fence on the new borehole and mobilise everyone for a community meeting aimed at enacting the by laws. 
Staff Action Steps
To call the committee and confirm the date for that meeting. Also prepare a copy of the by laws to be used to guide the community as they form their by laws. 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Many community groups coming together to put money together in form of saving groups. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
Buyange village will soon start to use their new borehole after fulfilling all the borehole steps left like formation of the by laws and construction of the new fence that meet the standards 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities,ownership and sustainability,water chain 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex had a meeting with the community members to guide them on the standards of the fence to be built. The community has already cut the poles to be used but some of the poles could not meet the standard to be used. Alex advised them to use bigger poles and directed them the distance from one pit to another of 2ft apart and from the slab. Also the soak pit should meet the standards and be filled with stones to soak up the water that runs off. Also the community needs to work on the compound, plant grass around the borehole and make sure the compound is extremely clean. While in the meeting, the community members were told to have a collective responsibility towards their borehole. The responsibility should not be left for only the water committee. Some new members were added on the committee. A new mobilizer was selected and two new borehole caretakers, a man and a woman. The committee is now comprised of 8 members, four men and four women. The community in the next meeting will enact the by laws to be used to guide all the community members to take good care of their borehole. Alex also had to go through the water user committee roles and responsibilities for all to know their roles to play. He talked and emphasized on the borehole ownership and not to allow any one open up the borehole since some people can take away the good borehole parts and put in fake ones. He told them to always notify Kibo whenever there is a problem with this borehole. 
Next Visit
2018-05-06 - Purpose: Guide the community as they enact the bylaws and talk about a safe water chain.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit