Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-05-30

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-05-30 11:21:17 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-05-31 08:48:18 UTC
Trip Time
10:25-17:33 (7 h 8 m)
Village Time
12:37-15:12 (2 h 35 m)
Travel Time
4 h 33 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
Water is the current pressing need 
Village Action Steps
To always attend the meetings and should mobilise everyone to be present 
Staff Action Steps
To plan the next action plans and lessons to be discussed in our next 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
Very soon everyone in the village will have access to water after drilling a borehole in Buluvu. Currently about 30 homes in the lower part of the village get water from the swamp nearby or walk 2.5km to the one existing borehole in the village 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
This village is located with in Bunaibamba A zone but neighboring Bunaibamba B. It’s comprised of 159 homes and the lower part of the community borders with Buyoboya village after a big swamp 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities,contribution 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex together with two VHTs first checked on the homes of Isiko Waiswa, Zaidi and the old lady, Kagoya who is a grand mother to the area Member of parliament. Isiko Waiswa had finished to construct on his pit latrine that had collapsed due to the heavy rains. Zaidi too had completed to build a new pit latrine structure and only left with roofing it. The grandmother, Kagoya her new pit latrine will soon be completed. It’s left with roofing and a few steps of building before they start using it. While in the meeting, we discussed about why it’s important for all the community members to participate and contribute towards this process before a borehole is drilled. This will create a sense of ownership and responsibility amongst all the people in the community and not think a borehole is for Kibo group that drilled it. Also this promotes unity and will prevent misunderstandings that may arise when it comes to surveying and drilling of the borehole as a community will be together and not divided. All the homes in the community must equally contribute towards the borehole and there should be no any thoughts that only those that are far and drinking water from the swamp should contribute more than those that are less water stressed. This borehole belongs to everyone in the community and is for Buluvu village. All of us agreed on this while in the meeting and that the village should keep working together and no one should spread a rumor telling the people where the borehole will be drilled. Some people had started telling the people in the lower section that because they are water stressed, Kibo group had considered drilling the borehole there which is not the case since no one in Kibo has said so. They had gone ahead to tell the homes in the lower part to contribute more money than the rest of the homes in the community. The new water user committee was told to remain working together with the LC1 while collecting the money from the people and to also be active in performing its roles and responsibilities. The community sat together and agreed to each contribute 10,000sh per household that will meet the borehole account and feeding the workers. Most people promised to bring in the money in two weeks but already some people had paid in the money. Alex will continue to prepare the community through the remaining steps before the borehole survey and drilling. 
Next Visit
2018-06-13 - Purpose: Continue preparing the community in discussions of all their roles and responsibilities before the borehole survey and drilling.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit