Mvule Community Development - Bukoma B - Luuka

Visit by Abraham Mulongo on 2018-06-18

Report ID
1991
Created by
Abraham Mulongo
Created date
2018-06-20 00:33:04 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-20 10:07:42 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-18:40 (8 h 35 m)
Village Time
13:30-15:15 (1 h 45 m)
Travel Time
6 h 50 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
They fixed the bolt which had fell off. 
Village Critical Needs
Trees because most people grow sugar cane and cut all trees 
Village Action Steps
To start digging holes for Mvule seedlings 
Staff Action Steps
To call the chairman and see if they have got a list of the members 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
They have one hundred thousand shillings on the bore hole account 
Three Stone Fires
no 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
None 
Allow Ownership
They are working together as a community 
Village Notes
The rumors about the government taking all trees is going down 

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
11 
How Many Women Attended
24 
Staff Attendees
Abraham Mulongo 
Government Attendees
LC1 
Visitor Attendees
None 
Total Attendance
35 
Program
Mvule Project 
Lesson Taught
how to plant 
Notes
Abraham met thirty five Bukoma B community members and they discussed about how to plant a Mvule tree. Many were thinking that, they grow by themselves but they realised that this time they are going to plant them. They were asking about the seeds of the Mvule because they had not yet seen them. Abraham showed them how to dig the holes which is 2x2x2 ft deep he told them to put the top soil a side and the inner soil on the other side so that they can mix manure with the top soil and it has to be the first to fill the hole, then they put the inner soil on the top. Some said that they have the experience when they planted the grafted Oranges from the government. Abraham also told them that from a tree to another has to be a distance of thirty meters which is ninety feet. He encouraged them to get a list of members as this will give them how many each will plant. He told them that these measurements are to be followed when planting Mvule only not other types of trees because the Mvule grows with large branches which gives big shade and when they are planted closer to each other then they may overlap. Some members asked if they can plant a Mvule tree at the water spring and Abraham told them that it is a good idea but that, they have to discuss with a whole community so that they can not destroy it. They are going to meet and get a list of all members. 

Next Visit: 2018-06-27 - Purpose: To discuss more about caring for trees