Mvule Community Development - Ikumbya - Luuka

Visit by Abraham Mulongo on 2018-05-30

Report ID
Created by
Abraham Mulongo
Created date
2018-05-30 05:39:25 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-05 03:48:03 UTC
Trip Time
22:10-18:35 (-4 h 25 m)
Village Time
13:35-15:20 (1 h 45 m)
Travel Time
-6 h 40 m

Current State

Participation Rating
They are using their stoves and they are very happy 
Village Critical Needs
To plant more trees because most people are growing sugar cane and they cut all trees 
Village Action Steps
To check the Mvule trees for every member to make sure they put cages around them to protect them from animals 
Staff Action Steps
To call the chairperson and get the update 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
They have a group that goes around to check hygiene and sanitation 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
They are working together as a community 
Village Notes
There is some rumors that the government is going to take all Mvule trees in the district 

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Abraham Mulongo 
Government Attendees
Visitor Attendees
Anna and Annika 
Total Attendance
Mvule Project 
Lesson Taught
caring for trees 
Abraham,Anna and Annika visited Ikumbya community members and they went around checking six homes. They were checking on how they planted the Mvule trees and found they did a great job although some of the members did not put the cages around the trees to protect them from animals. They were using their stoves and many homes were swept, they went to the bore hole and they are keeping it clean , the fence is as if they built it Yesterday. They visited one of the best homes of and the students were very happy to see such a nice home in the village, one of the students said that Ikumbya is the best village she has seen so far. They have the best kitchen, the best stove, best toilet and the best compound. They proceeded to the meeting place and found thirty three members waiting for them. Abraham thanked them for the great work they are doing and advised them to put the cages around the trees to protect them from animals who may destroy them but the spacing was good thirty meters from a tree to another. One the community members told the meeting that there is some rumours going around that the government is going to take all trees and they are going to put a stamp on each tree so that they will not be able to cut them. Abraham asked them if they know someone who said it and all the members said that they are hearing and he told them those are rumours and there is no proof for it. He promised them that he will bring the district forestry officer and he will explain more about the issue. The chairperson Ms Nabirye said that they have three members who are going to help on checking trees in every home to make sure everything is good. The next meeting Abraham hopes to take the district forestry officer and help discuss with the community about the rumours going around because most people had started cutting the trees which they planted before Kibo. They gave Abraham a list of seventy five members who planted the Mvule trees. 

Next Visit: 2018-06-06 - Purpose: To go with the district forestry officer of Luuka district to explain more about the rumors that the government is going to take all Mvule trees in the district

Report Photos

2993 Steven Baylee with his Mvule tree.