Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-06-27

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-06-28 08:29:19 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-29 04:19:29 UTC
Trip Time
10:21-17:49 (7 h 28 m)
Village Time
12:27-15:33 (3 h 6 m)
Travel Time
4 h 22 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Great community cooperation and improvements in hygiene and sanitation standards 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To hold a village meeting together discussing about the village locations that might be put into consideration for borehole survey 
Staff Action Steps
To go back and continue to prepare the community before the borehole survey, making sure the locations are approved by the community members and make sure that the village members are mobilised and know what to do during the survey day. 
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
The lower part of the community is water stressed and people walk a distance of close to 2.2km to the one borehole located in the upper side of the village 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
The biggest challenge has been to roof their new pit latrines due to lack of roofing materials to be used but, they have started to harvest the rice and these can be used for roofing their kitchens and pit latrines. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities,contribution 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,LC2,VHT,Parish Councillor 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex first met with the sub county leaders at Bulange sub county offices. While there he met with the sub- county internal security officer, the health assistant, the community development officer and the sub county chief. He had gone there to pick some government officials to move with and attend the village meeting and also witness what Kibo has done in Buluvu village. The sub county officials are happy for the support and work Kibo is doing in the the villages of Bulange sub county including Buluvu village and kisiro village. Alex and the community members discussed about the borehole contributions and hearing from the water user committee chairperson, the village has already contributed 300,000/= for the borehole account. Alex was happy to hear that all the people contributed this money together and this is a good sign of community responsibility and sense of ownership. Together they discussed why everybody should be part of the whole borehole as the borehole coming up belongs to the whole community and not for a few people or for an individual. Alex reminded the people that attended the meeting to maintain their sanitation facilities emphasizing what the sanitation committee chairman, Mr Lukeman and Jowelia encouraged the people to maintain their homes and sanitation facilities and vowed to keep encouraging everyone moving home to home to ensure people have these facilities. It was such a great thing to hear from the village members encouraging their fellow members to maintain their sanitation facilities. The sanitation committee members told the rest of the community members to remember how Kibo group through Tom helped the village to attain the current sanitation status and reminded everyone never to go back to old times of open defecation. Alex then told the community members to have a community meeting and decide on the locations for the borehole survey. He broke the news to the community that the surveying process will soon take and will have to be ready for this process. He will go back for another meeting with the community preparing them for the survey and look at the locations that the community has agreed upon to be considered while water surveying in the village. 
Next Visit
2018-06-29 - Purpose: Preparing the community for the borehole survey expected soon
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

3308 Jowelia one of the sanitation committee members as well as the leader of the women in the village encouraged also her fellow women to maintain the good sanitation standards in their homes and reminded them that a woman is the leader of change in a home and ensuring good sanitation in the home
3311 The chairman of the sanitation committee Mr. Lukeman encouraging his fellow community members to maintain their sanitation facilities and called on his committee to keep working together alongside the water user committee and encourage the community to keep maintaining the facilities