Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Budumba - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-06-22

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-06-25 01:38:42 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-28 07:39:07 UTC
Trip Time
10:35-18:42 (8 h 7 m)
Village Time
13:09-16:45 (3 h 36 m)
Travel Time
4 h 31 m

Current State

Participation Rating
There is better community cooperation as compared to before. 
Village Critical Needs
All the kitchens have three stones and the stoves program is to come in next 
Village Action Steps
To continue working together and making sure they meet all requirements before the borehole can be commissioned for use 
Staff Action Steps
To plan on going back to check on the borehole status and a training of the committee members before the borehole commissioning 
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
Village Notes
The borehole was installed and completed. However the community has not yet met all the requirements before they can start to use the borehole. The borehole fence is not yet up to standard and also the borehole account is not yet to a fee of 300,000/= as required. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,ownership and sustainability,water chain 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
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Alex first checked on the borehole fence and general borehole status to make sure if the community had constructed the fence as instructed by the Kibo staff. There is a standard that needs to be met for a new borehole fence looking at the big size of poles, proper distance of 2ft from the slab and the proper size of the soak pit which is 4ft *4ft*4ft. He found out that they had managed to complete planting new grass around the borehole and the grass had come up very well with the current heavy rains. Also they had constructed the fence using the bigger poles as required but they needed to do more to fully meet the standard. They will put more poles to fill up the gaps and also fill up the soak pit with the stones to soak up the water that runs off. He then met with 6 water user committee members that managed to turn up and Alex asked them why some of the members were away. They told him that some one had passed away from the neighbouring village and many of the people in the community had to go for a funeral there including some of the water committee members. Alex had gone to Budumba for a training session with the water user committee going through their respective roles and responsibilities and proper handling of the borehole funds. He could not do much because some of the water committee members were missing. He only followed up on how much money was so far contributed and the borehole water user chairperson, Namulondo Azena told Alex 200,000/= had so far been got. He then told them to make sure they meet up the fee of 300,000sh required before the borehole can be commissioned. They promised Alex that in two weeks this whole amount of money will be got and everything missing at the borehole will be worked upon. Together they set up a date and asked Kibo to commission the borehole for the community to start using the borehole water on 9/July/2018. They agreed that Alex will go back to check on whether they have met all that is required and a discussion about how they hope to keep money for their borehole funds done and the training of the water user committee also done before the borehole commissioning on that date. 

Next Visit: 2018-07-09 - Purpose: Borehole commissioning

Report Photos

3221 The current Budumba borehole status, grass planted and some work is needed to complete the fence
3224 The soak pit needs to be filled up with stones too.
3227 Budumba borehole status