Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Bulyowa A - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-06-22

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-06-24 08:05:35 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-28 07:57:37 UTC
Trip Time
10:04-18:40 (8 h 36 m)
Village Time
12:37-16:05 (3 h 28 m)
Travel Time
5 h 8 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The community is working together towards maintaining their well. 
Village Critical Needs
Need for stoves because 99% of the community cook on open flames 
Village Action Steps
Moblise each other for the stove program 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare the next lesson 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
They are working together to ensure that their borehole is fixed 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
One of the boreholes in this village has broken down and the community is mobilising each other to repair it 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Good leadership structure 
Village Notes
None Mvule members are the ones the group chose to lead the stove program because they wanted to balance leadership 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Harriet found when the participants had already gathered at the meeting place. She asked the community whether they had any query about the committee they chose in the previous meeting. The group seemed to be comfortable and one member said that all the leaders they chose for the stove program were outside the Mvule group meaning that they will easily attract none Mvule members to participate in the stove program. Harriet asked the group to identify possible challenges that may affect active participation in the stove program so that they can collectively suggest possible solutions toward them. The group identified challenges like absenteeism by a member who would have got a stove. They came up with the following solutions: 1:In case a member has a sick child, family member or her/himself is sick should notify the group leaders who will Communicate to the entire group. 2. If he/ she has lost a dear one and needs to be absent in order to attend the funeral should communicate through the group leaders. 3.In case some one absents him/herself with out notifying the group for more than three times the group will go a head and destroy his / her stove so that they all loose. During the meeting they also identified the challenge of spreading romours by one of the members that may cause conflicts or discourage others from participating.The group suggested that in situations like that the committee will counsel him/her and in case he/ she doesn’t change he/ she will be excommunicated from the group. Harriet encouraged them to always be mindful about their tongues or they should always discus things that unite them if they are to develop. Also one member called Babirye Esther asked that what will happen if a man has three wives and none of the wives is attending the meeting except the man. The question was how many stoves should the group build for him.The meeting agreed that since it is only the man attending the meeting, he qualifies for only one stove and it is him to desire where the stove should be build. Harriet encouraged them to be cooperative, love and respect each other if they are to benefit from the stove program or to achieve any development. 

Next Visit: 2018-06-25 - Purpose: Teach them the materials required for building stoves as well as teach them how to cut grass.

Report Photos

3218 This man is discussing the possible challenges that may affect active participation of the stove program.