Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-08-15

Report ID
2632
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-08-16 07:07:01 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2018-08-16 09:04:07 UTC
Trip Time
10:25-20:06 (9 h 41 m)
Village Time
13:12-18:12 (5 h 0 m)
Travel Time
4 h 41 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
There is a great community cooperation and the people in the lower part of the village called Buyangu are very proud of the new Kibo borehole which is very close to them now. 
Village Critical Needs
 
Village Action Steps
To take good care of their new borehole and all the water users to obey all the borehole bylaws. 
Staff Action Steps
To go back and hold the last training of the water user committee and commissioning of the new borehole. 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
unknown 
Ownership Story
 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
 
Allow Ownership
 
Village Notes
Buluvu village now has two boreholes that serve about 150 homes. The village is is mostly very appreciative to Kibo group for encouraging them to have the required sanitation facilities and improve their village sanitation status. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities,ownership and sustainability,by-laws,land agreement 
How Many Men Attended
38 
How Many Women Attended
32 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,LC2,District Councilor 
Visitor Attendees
JICA Representative 
Total Attendance
70 
Look Up
 
Notes
This meeting was all about making everyone understand the key roles and responsibilities towards this new borehole before they start to use this borehole. This was just a continuous process of what Alex has been doing in this community since the borehole construction was done. Alex together with the community members talked about having a collective responsibility towards the borehole and not to think that the borehole belongs to the water committee alone or the borehole being for Kibo group. It’s very important that everybody knows that we play an important role to ensure that the borehole meets all the standards and make sure that the borehole works at all times. This is one other sign that the community shows borehole ownership and responsibility. Alex reminded the village that one key part that the village should never forget is the fact that sanitation standards in the village should be maintained at all times and Alex reminded the village members that if any one ever goes back to the old way of defecating in the open, then Kibo will have to close the borehole. He emphasized on a safe water chain in the village and reminded the village that eventually Kibo’s intention is to reduce diseases emanating from poor hygiene and sanitation and drinking unsafe water. The land owner mr Charles Osule together with the community members moved to the borehole and he gave up a piece of land measuring 20ft by 35ft. All the community were very happy and appreciated him for having a good heart towards his village. He measured this piece of land while all the community members were observing together with the village LC 1. Alex then re-explained why this is done to avoid any future borehole conflicts and land wrangles plus the borehole ownership since the borehole belongs to the community. The land agreement was signed by the new chairman, the land owner and the chairperson water user committee. Alex also guided the community while they enacted their borehole bylaws and together they came up with 10 bylaws. Among the bylaws were that the borehole to be opened from 7am to 7pm, only people with clean Jerrycans are supposed to collect water from this borehole. These bylaws will guide everyone to better manage the borehole and ensure community borehole ownership. Alex decided to open the borehole for the community to start using but the village is organizing to have an official day of launching/commissioning their borehole soon. Alex moved with some district officials from Namutumba district water office who also talked to the village members about borehole ownership and general village sanitation standards. 

Next Visit: 2018-08-24 - Purpose: Last training session of the water user committee and commissioning of the borehole.

Report Photos

4009 The community members that gathered for the meeting discussing the borehole bylaws
4012 60 people gathered for the general meeting to discuss the borehole bylaws and learn about their borehole roles and responsibilities as a community.
4015 The community members were participative forming their own village borehole bylaws
4018 First day of pumping water from the new borehole
4021 Alex Walyomu guiding the community as they enact their new borehole bylaws
4024 The borehole compound is very clean and the land owner, Charles Osule provided a piece of land 20ft by 35ft for the community borehole