Mvule Community Development - Bukhudumira - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Bamulumbye on 2018-06-25

Report ID
Created by
Alex Bamulumbye
Created date
2018-06-25 05:57:59 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-28 04:39:49 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-18:00 (8 h 0 m)
Village Time
12:35-15:35 (3 h 0 m)
Travel Time
5 h 0 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To keep time for the meetings 
Staff Action Steps
Call the leaders of the group and remind them for the next meeting. 
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
The unity among the members. 
Village Notes
The community is busy harvesting rice and drying the groundnuts. 

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Alex Bamulumbye 
Government Attendees
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Mvule Project 
Lesson Taught
how to plant 
Alex B when he arrived visited the chairperson Mrs.Margret Waiswa who lost her grand child and gave her his sympathies before moving on to look at a mvule tree near her home. Alex decided to observe and see how it is doing. The tree is big and tall but the stem is not good for timber. Alex tried to find out why it is like that and they told him that it was not planted neither cared for. We all learnt that a tree that is not planted is also not easy to be cared for and also the harvest is always poor. A tree that is planted, produces good timber because it is taken care of. During the meeting Alex B and the community members reminded themselves about the tree planting.We talked about the size of the pit and the space from one pit to another.The members could remember the size well but the spacing they could not give in right measurements. We agreed that if some crops are to be planted were mvule is planted,then thirty meters are needed from one tree to another and if they are to plant only Mvule without other crops in between fifty meters can be provided. We then went to Mr.Kigoolo Wsaibus home to do demonstration on digging the pit for how the members will be digging their own pits when the time comes for them plant. The members did not approve the first sight or place he showed us to do the demonstration as it was near his house and close to the path. He tried the first and the second but all of us could not accept until the third point on one of his pieces of land. We did it from there and advised him to dig the rest of the pits in a line as he takes the measurements and then fill them with the compost manure to the beam. We went to check up with some of members that reported having small plots and see how we can advise them to utilize their plot by planting some few mvule trees. We went to Mrs.Mutesi Siragas home and and found that her plot is small for mvule trees and we advised her to plant musizi since that requires few meters from one tree to another and even to advise her the best place or area she can plant. The other members were Alice Isiko and Isa Basangwa,these two members as we moved around their plots we decided that each can plant two mvule and two musizi trees.We Managed to cover only those and hope to check up with them before mvule trees are given to them. 

Next Visit: 2018-07-02 - Purpose: To check up with the members and look at the pit they had dug after being taught where they are going to plant the mvule seedlings.

Report Photos

3284 The demonstration of digging the hole for for planting the mvule tree as we agreed by all those who attended the meeting. The pit is not close to houses and far from the road.