Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Budumba - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-07-27

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-07-30 02:39:26 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2018-07-30 16:39:00 UTC
Trip Time
10:08-17:54 (7 h 46 m)
Village Time
12:48-15:34 (2 h 46 m)
Travel Time
5 h 0 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The new water user committee is very much empowered and very active to make sure the borehole is working very well and to taken good care of. 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To take full responsibility of the new borehole and follow all the bylaws that they formed to guide everyone as they use their borehole. 
Staff Action Steps
To keep in touch with the water user committee and to check on the borehole status. 
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
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
Budumba is ready for the stoves and a transition has already been set. This visit was also to pave way for the new program to begin and mobilize everyone in the community to participate and work together. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
This visit was intended to have a special training with the water user committee after the borehole commissioning which was done on 10/07/2018. The water user committee needs to be well equipped with all the knowledge to ensure proper borehole management and maintenance. Alex first appreciated the water user committee for working very hard throughout the whole process of borehole construction and organizing a successful borehole commissioning party that was held. They made it a point that everyone ate the food and the village people had a meal together something that they had never done in a long time. He then told them why this step was also important as well to be ready for the hard job to ensure the borehole can serve everyone in the community as required. Alex reminded them of their individual roles and responsibilities right from the chairperson to the caretaker. Also the committee was told to take the borehole bylaws as serious as possible because this is one way that can ensure proper borehole management. The committee also has to be very active at all times showing all the water users the right thing to be done. Together they agreed that the water user committee takes the lead to ensure proper borehole management and it was also agreed that no one should just come out to tamper with the borehole opening it but rather inform Kibo or a qualified district hand pump mechanic whenever it breaks down or has an issue. So the water user needs to take full responsibility and should be available to witness what is being worked on and a record is taken. The committee needs to be very transparent and call other water users for meetings to discuss the best ways to look after the borehole very well. They also have to hold meetings as a committee and encourage each other to do his job as required. Alex then called on all the water user committee members to mobilize all the members for a meeting with Harriet and the introduction of the stoves program in their village. He asked them to cooperate with the new Kibo staffs that will be partnering with them to develop their community. They were very happy to hear that Kibo will continue to work with them and appreciated Kibo so much for showing them love and promised to cooperate and welcome the new program with open hands and work together. 

Next Visit: 2018-07-15 - Purpose: Continue monitoring the borehole status

Report Photos

3889 The new Budumba borehole status and everyone in the community is happy to be served by this new borehole a gift from Kibo
3892 The water user committee that attended a training about the borehole management skills by the water user committee