Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-08-08

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-08-09 05:46:58 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2018-08-09 08:30:53 UTC
Trip Time
10:16-18:51 (8 h 35 m)
Village Time
13:08-15:46 (2 h 38 m)
Travel Time
5 h 57 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The community has improved in working together to change their village and everyone learning to have a clean home. 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To complete the borehole fence using the eequired pole sizes that were agreed upon together since some poles did not meet the standard 
Staff Action Steps
To plan going back to have a last general meeting guiding the community as they enact the new bylaws and inspect the borehole fence standards before the commissioning of the borehole. 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Many of the community worked together in group to plant rice in the nearby swamp and the harvest is very good 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
The village is very happy and anxious to start drinking water from their new borehole 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities,water chain 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex together with the community members discussed through their roles and responsibilities towards their borehole and why each village member and water user has to play a key role to ensure that the borehole is taken good care of and meant to serve it’s purpose and also ensuring its functionality at all times meeting all the standards. Alex told the village that all the roles and responsibilities must be shared by every body in the village since this source serves everyone in the village. The borehole therefore doesn’t have to be cared by only the water user committee that the community selected but rather everyone to have ownership towards this borehole. Alex reminded everyone that the borehole can be locked and taken away by Kibo if the community continues to have a perception that the borehole belongs to Kibo group and they fail to take ownership and care for the borehole. When the community has a sense of ownership, then everyone cares for that borehole and everyone will ensure functionality of the borehole. The turn up for the meeting was not good because many of the people in the village are in the harvesting period for rice. Alex also told the people to make sure they complete the borehole fence. Some of the poles were not pleasing and Alex pulled them out asking to the community to replace them with the required size of the poles. He had to show every one at the borehole how a standard fence will be constructed and a soak pit. Alex will go back for another meeting guiding the community to come up with the bylaws and prepare them more before the borehole commissioning. 

Next Visit: 2018-08-15 - Purpose: To have a general community meeting with the community and guide them as they enact the borehole bylaws

Report Photos

3937 Alex together with the village people had discussion again about the right sizes of the poles to make a strong, standard and long lasting fence. This was demonstrated right at the borehole. He also had to show them the right size of the soak pit to be dug