Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Bupaluka - Namutumba

Visit by David Balimunsi on 2017-11-03

Report ID
242
Created by
David Balimunsi
Created date
2017-11-03 03:11:42 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 17:22:30 UTC
Trip Time
10:11-18:58 (8 h 47 m)
Village Time
12:10-16:13 (4 h 3 m)
Travel Time
4 h 44 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
Every home is clean and has a toilet hence no open deification free cases . 
Village Critical Needs
The crucial needs are fire saving stoves. 
Village Action Steps
It is to stay encouraging all the community members to maintain the required set standards of hygiene and sanitation. 
Staff Action Steps
It is to encourage the water users committee to encourage all the community members to balance between their time of hatvesting and some time working and maintaining the required set hygiene standards. 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
The committee members before Kibo's going there the Kibo a day before it was on the hygiene and sanitation campaign around the entire bupaluka community and also the treasurer was working home after home contributing money for the borehole account 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
no 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
After Kibo having electrified and repaired the well every community member can presently access the water since the well is working. Therefore from water source to each community member it is about one kilometer 
Prevent Ownership
The majority of the community members are in their gardens harvesting hence less time for the maintenance of their home hygiene and sanitation required standards. 
Allow Ownership
The water users committee members are active during even when Kibo staff is out the village. 
Village Notes
After Kibo staff having repaired the borehole in bupaluka village they noted that there were some weakness in the water users committee not knowing its roles and responsibilities,however Kibo staff strongly encouraged all the community members who had turned up during the repairing process to take a lead in the knowing of their roles and responsibilities towards the ownership of their borehole .They were reminded that just as they need to have money aside for their healthy it is the same case with the borehole account it needs to have money aside being ready for any future repairs that could arise . They were also reminded that it is not going to be Kibo always repairing for them the borehole they need to own the full responsibility towards the well. 

Water Users Committee Check-In

Ws Name
DWD:6253 
Current Fund Balance
230000 
Follow up
yes 
Water Committee
yes 
Fence
yes 
Soak Pit
yes 
Compound Condition
good 
Jerrycan Condition
clean 
Men On Committee
Women On Committee
Total Members
12 
Committee Accomplishments
the community members are having all the required standards of hygiene and sanitation and this has been by the help of the committee.In addition to that they have also adopted a saving borehole account balance scheme. 
Committee Challenges
Members don't attend regularly end of month sanitation and borehole meetings which are to enable them assess their progress 
Operating
yes 
Other Committee Notes
The community members they are thinking of removing all the weak committee members and replacing them with strong and active ones. 
Ws Notes
The Kibo staff were able to repair the borehole in bupaluka lower section ,the problem about it was that the foot valve unlocked its self and the valves were miss located therefore no way for the water to find its way out.This borehole has been having lot of issues because this was the third time Kibos repairing this borehole.After having repaired the borehole, Kibo staff had a small meeting with the water users committee members aimed at continuing to guide them on what their roles and responsibilities are towards their well. KIbo staff continued and reminded the committee members that it will not always be Kibo repairing their well and that they should own it fully and handle it responsibly . The committee on its account had 230000 shillings as their account balance .Generally on the side of hygiene and sanitation they have maintained the good set standards.r 

Well Repair

Lookup Key
Bupaluka - DWD:6253 
Ws Name
DWD:6253 
Repair Date
2017-11-03 00:00:00 UTC 
Repair By
Kibo staff david and steven. 
Pump Mechanic
yes 
Committee Present
yes 
Repair Cost
Village Contribution
Work Done
Kibo staff repaired and fixed the loose valves which got dislocated from their original position in the cylinder. the well started working. 
Parts Replaced
Valves 
Concerns Future Failure
In case the water users committee fail to unite and work together, there may be further failures. 
Followup
yes 
Water Committee
yes 
Fence
yes 
Soak Pit
yes 
Compound Condition
good 
Jerrycan Condition
clean 
Ws Notes
Because of the unity brought by Kibo staff to the community of bupaluka the community members contributed on their own the money towards the construction of their borehole slub. 
Operating
yes 
Repair Notes
The committee members managed to construct a good strong fence around the soak pit. 

Report Photos

321 Kibo staff when it were repairing the above well after sorting out the problem which were causing the water not to come.
322 Kibo staff when it were trying to remove out the borehole pipes in order being able knowing the exact problem .However the pipes and rods were in good conditions but they found to it that the valves in the cylinder got moved up and were dislocated to the wrong position were they were not supposed to be .
324 The community managed to construct a strong fence around their well
327 Moments when Kibo staff were still figuring out what they thought would be the problem causing no water in the above borehole.
328 The above is the front view of the borehole in bupaluka during when the Kibo staff were still repairing
330 The happiest moments for both the Kibo staff and the community of bupaluka after having repaired the borehole and they were able using it once again.it was joy and happiness around the entire community of bupaluka lower section.