Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Budumba - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-07-30

Report ID
2482
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-07-31 09:38:02 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2018-07-31 10:06:44 UTC
Trip Time
10:28-18:37 (8 h 9 m)
Village Time
12:47-16:01 (3 h 14 m)
Travel Time
4 h 55 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained 
Village Critical Needs
Need for stoves because all the homes cook on open flames. 
Village Action Steps
Moblise each other for the stove program 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lesson 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
They have maintained their sanitation facilities. 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
None 
Allow Ownership
Good leadership structure. 
Village Notes
Most homes were kept clean 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
goals and objectives 
How Many Men Attended
20 
How Many Women Attended
28 
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
LC1,VHT 
Visitor Attendees
Nate,Jaction and Graddy 
Total Attendance
48 
Program
Stoves 
Notes
Harriet had planned to introduce the Healthy and Safe kitchen program to the community. They went through the Ivukula sub County to pick up the Community Development officer who was to introduce Harriet to community. When they reached in the village they first worked through the homes and found that all the homes cook on open flames. They also came a cross a home where children were cooking by themselves on open flames which was most hazardous to their lives. This was intended to create trust for Harriet in the community also to led the Government to know what Kibo is doing in their village.The CDO thanked the Community for having turned up for the meeting and he also encouraged them to be active. Harriet begun by who is responsible for cooking food for the family. They said that by culture it’s the women’s responsibility to cook food. She also asked them to identify the challenges they go through while cooking food for the family and they cited the following: To much smoke in the kitchen which has caused may women to develop eye diseases and chest pain. They said that the reasons why women are the majority is because they spend long hours in the kitchen cooking food for the family in a Smokey environment. They also said also some women and children have experienced fire accidents as a result of open flames since women are the ones who cook food and at times helped by their girls children. They also said that at times food takes long to get ready to to lack of fire wood because they don’t own individual forests where they can pick firewood every day. One woman said that even when children gets burnt the women take the blame and they are responsible for taking children to the hospitals and nurse them there. Namukobe said that some women are times beaten Incase children gets burnt in a home. Harriet asked the men whether they have ever thought about the cause of such cases before they beat or blame their wives. Some men said that some women are careless that’s why children gets burnt. She also told them that women do a lot of work at home whereby they at times become tired and too busy which forces them to ask the children to help. Harriet told them that Kibo intends to teach them how to build fuel efficient stoves to eliminate all those challenges. The community was very interested and the men also promised to participate in the program. 

Next Visit: 2018-08-03 - Purpose: Teach them the materials required for building stoves