Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kagulu - Namutumba

Visit by Enock Madolo on 2018-06-13

Report ID
Created by
Enock Madolo
Created date
2018-06-22 05:08:13 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-26 07:43:41 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-18:20 (8 h 20 m)
Village Time
00:07-15:42 (15 h 35 m)
Travel Time
-8 h 45 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
To check on the latrine construction. 
Staff Attendees
Enock Madoolo 
Government Attendees
The residents of Kagulu are working on digging new pit latrines and replacing the broken ones due to heavy rainfall, constructing of shower areas in homes which didn’t have them before or had very short structures on them, rubbish pits are also being dug, kitchen areas are under construction in homes which currently didn’t know the importance of having them. We used the lesson of ashaming some of the residents who have been practicing open defection for a long time so that everyone in the community knows them, this has helped in triggering people’s minds to work so hard to improve on the sanitation and hygiene levels. There are already some good standard facilities like latrines in the trading centre and out side the centre constructed with cement, sand, and brick as well as having concrete slabs for proper foundation. The program has been a little slow due to the rainy season since most people have been cultivating and others have been harvesting gnuts. Despite of the slow season, there are some three homes that are digging new pit latrines, we also saw some nice smeared kitchen areas, shower areas and clean compounds. Enock and the team of VHTs continued encouraging the residents to construct sustainable facilities instead of repeating the same work over and over, wasting time yet they would have been productive developing their homes, working on other things like garden work and more. The chairman LC1 and VHT Micheal gave testimonies of how there village has greatly changed, more people are having latrines, few cases of diarrhea unlike before when many kids used to stay home because of continuous sicknesses. 

Current State

Participation Rating
There are good standard facilities in some of the homes. 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To complete the construction of latrines in homes, shower areas, dish racks, kitchen areas, rubbish pits and smearing of all the facilities. 
Staff Action Steps
To check on the progress of latrine construction and other facilities. 
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
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
Active leadership of the VHTs 
Village Notes
There are some latrines which fell down due to heavy rainfall. The owners of those latrines told us that they are working so hard to replace the structures and this time they will construct with good care. 

Next Visit: 2018-06-27 - Purpose: To check on the progress of latrine construction

Report Photos

3230 These kids are from a family in Kagulu which has just constructed a new kitchen. They smiled so happily because there mother is able to cook food in time.
3233 This is one of the latrines in this village.