Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Bulyowa A - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-08-06

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-08-07 03:55:56 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2018-08-07 05:01:34 UTC
Trip Time
10:01-17:55 (7 h 54 m)
Village Time
12:38-15:39 (3 h 1 m)
Travel Time
4 h 53 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained. 
Village Critical Needs
Need for stoves because most people cook on open flames 
Village Action Steps
Moblise each other to participate ino the meeting 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lesson 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
They developed a weekly saving scheme whereby they put money together and give to a member each week. This money is to help buy basic needs like salt and sugar. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Good leadership structure 
Village Notes
The men are very active in the Healthy and Safe Kitchen program 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
assignment check 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Harriet found when the members had already divided themselves into two groups. Each group at a home where stoves were to be built. Harriet first walked around the homes where they had built the stoves before to see whether they had dried and tell them to start cooking on them. Harriet reached in two homes were the first demonstration stoves were build and found in one home when they had started cooking on the stove. The interesting part of it the woman”Mukunya Margret) was busy building stoves in the group and the husband was cooking beans. He told Harriet that he has been married to his wife for the last 20 years but he has never helped his wife to cook. But because the fuel efficient stove eliminates smoke in the kitchen, uses less firewood which is convenient for him to cook. He also told Harriet that he wanted to surprise his wife by finding beans ready by the time she comes back from building stoves with the group. He thanked Kibo for empowering them with the skills and he proved that the stove uses less firewood because he has tested it by cooking on it. Harriet later joined the group and guided them to build two stoves on their own.They tried but there have not yet mastered how to measure banana stems . They relay on two men and that day they were not around so the group was gambling on that day. Harriet encouraged all of them to get involved in the whole process if they are to be perfect in building stoves. 

Next Visit: 2018-08-15 - Purpose: Guide them as they remove banana stems from the built stoves.