Mvule Community Development - Kivule - Namutumba

Visit by Abraham Mulongo on 2018-07-16

Report ID
2284
Created by
Abraham Mulongo
Created date
2018-07-16 05:41:15 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-07-17 09:31:21 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-17:58 (7 h 53 m)
Village Time
13:30-15:20 (1 h 50 m)
Travel Time
6 h 3 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
They are using their stoves 
Village Critical Needs
Many want to grow sugar cane and if they do that they cut all trees 
Village Action Steps
To finish mixing soil with the manure 
Staff Action Steps
To call the chairman and get the update 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
They keep their bore hole clean 
Three Stone Fires
no 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
None 
Allow Ownership
They are working together as a community 
Village Notes
The government divided the village into two villages 

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
13 
How Many Women Attended
18 
Staff Attendees
Abraham Mulongo 
Government Attendees
LC1,Parish Councillor 
Visitor Attendees
None 
Total Attendance
31 
Program
Mvule Project 
Lesson Taught
how to plant 
Notes
Abraham met thirty one Kivule community members and they went around checking the holes they dug for the Mvule and Musizi seedlings. Some members followed the instructions given to them but some did not, they did not do well with the spacing of the holes which is supposed to be thirty meters and they made less. Abraham encouraged them not to plant many trees because they want to have many but to have few trees which they know they can take care of well. Those who did not do it right promised to do it right before the trees come and the committee was willing to go around and check the holes. Abraham showed them how they mix the manure with the soil and fill the holes, one old man said that he is willing to plant five Mvule trees even if he may not use them but his grand children will be happy in future and they will know that he left something valuable for them. The members are starting from this week mixing the soil with manure and fill the holes. Abraham is hoping to take the district forestry officer and see what this group is doing in future. The members said there is a certain community member called Ibula which is the one causing divisions in the community and he is doing this because he supported the candidate who did not go through in the last LC1 elections and now he is against the one who went through. Abraham asked the group if there are some members who can convince Ibula to attend their meeting next time and they said they are going to talk to him. This is happening in most villages that politics is a dirty game as they say. 

Next Visit: 2018-07-27 - Purpose: To meet the group with the guy called Ibula who is causing division among community members

Report Photos

3655 Kivule community having a meeting preparing the holes for planting