Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-06-18

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-06-14 10:16:23 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-22 07:37:00 UTC
Trip Time
10:27-18:48 (8 h 21 m)
Village Time
12:52-16:52 (4 h 0 m)
Travel Time
4 h 21 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Improvements in hygiene and sanitation status. 
Village Critical Needs
The need for stoves and community empowerment 
Village Action Steps
To take good care of the borehole always and follow all the borehole by-laws. 
Staff Action Steps
To keep in close touch with the water user committee members ensuring that they are taking good care of the borehole. 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
This village has many groups that come together to save money and share it amongst themselves 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Community cooperation 
Village Notes
This was the first day of the community to start using the borehole and every community member was happy to start using the borehole and the clean water from the new borehole 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Enock Madoolo,Henry Oyier,Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,LC2,LC3,DWO,Health Assistant,VHT,Parish Chief 
Visitor Attendees
Nate, Falon, Zach, Kacie 
Total Attendance
Look Up
This day was to officially commission the borehole so that the community can start to use it. On this day, the community members come together and hear from the different people coming from the government wing and other Kibo staff. In Buyange, we had the district water engineer, the chairman LC 3, the community development officer, the sub county speaker and a representative from JICA, a Japan organization working in the field of water and sanitation. The chairman of the village first thanked Kibo for helping his village residents know the values of proper hygiene and sanitation. He testified that before Kibo came in Buyange, many people didn’t know why it was important to have a proper pit latrine and other hygiene facilities and on top of that the community didn’t expect that at one time they would get a new borehole because for a very long time the people in the lower part of the community have been getting water from an open pond which is contaminated with running water that end up in this pond. The district water officer asked the community to take good care of their borehole making sure that they always contribute money towards the borehole repair and maintenance account. They made their by laws and therefore they must follow them to help them take good care of the borehole. He also called on every body to equally be responsible and not think its for the water user committee alone. Henry also talked to the community members and thanked them for working with all the Kibo staff and to keep doing good and keep all what they are doing for their own good. He also told the community to keep welcoming more Kibo staff members that will come to work with them. Enock reminded them of their bad state that the village was found before Kibo started working in Buyange. The village sanitation status stood at about 30% latrine coverage and now in their upper 90’s. He told the community members that have not yet constructed on their new pits to do so as soon as possible and that, Kibo will continue to monitor all the current programs in Buyange and if anything has changed, the community was reminded that the borehole would be closed. However all the community members were happy to start using their new borehole from Kibo and the government officials, LC3 and district water officer thanked Kibo for the big support in the district. 

Next Visit: 2018-07-09 - Purpose: To introduce a new program,stoves program in the village

Report Photos

3197 The Kibo group staff Zach, Falon, Enock, Henry holding a gift of a goat from the community in appreciation of the work Kibo group has done in Buyange.
3200 Some of the community members that attended the commissioning of the borehole
3203 Henry and Alex talking to the community members to take good care of their borehole and continue partnering with other Kibo group staff members that are coming to work with them in the village