Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-06-06

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-06-07 04:58:29 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-07 07:45:07 UTC
Trip Time
10:27-19:11 (8 h 44 m)
Village Time
13:50-17:40 (3 h 50 m)
Travel Time
4 h 54 m

Current State

Participation Rating
There is a great improvement with the community coming together and community members working together 
Village Critical Needs
Great community cooperation and unity among the community members 
Village Action Steps
To complete working on the remaining part of the new fence and planting grass around the borehole compound. 
Staff Action Steps
To type and print out the bylaws that the community agreed on together and a avail them to the relevant offices eg the LC1, CDO and the water committee file. 
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
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Community cooperation and unity amongst the village members 
Village Notes
Buyange village will soon, effective next week start to enjoy the safe and clean water from the new borehole that Kibo recently drilled in this village. All the homes in the lower part of this community about 50 households are very excited to start using this borehole 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities,by-laws,contribution 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,DWO,Health Assistant,VHT 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex was in Buyange village to guide the community as they enact their borehole bylaws for the new borehole. Together, they agreed and came up with 12 bylaws in total among which was, to open the borehole from 6:00am and to close it at 7:00pm, have an active water user committee at all times, each household to contribute 4000/= every year towards the borehole account maintainence and repair, only a person or kid from 8 years and above is supposed to come and pump the borehole, no animals are supposed to drink water from the borehole, only clean Jerrycans are supposed to be used when getting water from the borehole and many more that they agreed upon. This is an exciting and great step that sums up what the community has to meet before the community can start to use the water. The community also had a discussion and agreed on how to manage their borehole funds. The community already contributed 300,000sh for the borehole account as required. They agreed that the chairperson ,Faridha Tamwenda whom the community trusted to be their committee leader to use that money in her business and be able to make some profit and be able to give back 15000/= every month. Also the community was told to use only one Hand pump mechanic in the sub county and not to let anybody they see open up the borehole trying to fix it as such people can end up running away with the good borehole parts and put in bad ones. They need to call someone in Kibo to notify them if the borehole has broken so that we know who exactly is working on it and some of the community members to witness what is being fixed. Alex will plan to go back and commission this borehole so that the community can start using this borehole. 
Next Visit
2018-06-13 - Purpose: Commissioning of the borehole and the community to start using this new borehole
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

3092 The new borehole fence and the compound of the borehole was planted with green grass and flowers
3095 Alex W guiding the community members as they enact the new borehole bylaws for their new borehole in Buyange village.
3098 A group of 35 people gathered around the new borehole and agreed on the borehole bylaws and how to manage their borehole money