Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-08-27

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-08-30 01:57:10 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2018-08-30 04:30:49 UTC
Trip Time
10:19-18:30 (8 h 11 m)
Village Time
12:56-15:43 (2 h 47 m)
Travel Time
5 h 24 m

Current State

Participation Rating
There is high sense of responsibility that is observed and each community you meet vows to take good care of their boreholes after learning that each person has got to be responsible and own the water source. 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To manage the new borehole as they have been told by kibo and encouraging everyone to be responsible towards this borehole. 
Staff Action Steps
To go back for another meeting with the water users from the upper part of the community where the old borehole drilled by the government is located. 
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
Buluvu has got two boreholes now, one drilled by the government located in the upper part of the community and the second one being drilled recently by Kibo group on the lower part of the village. All the community members have been sensitized equally to own both boreholes and have equal responsibilities towards both boreholes. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex went together with the assistant district water officer to Buluvu to conduct the last training of the water user committee members about the proper borehole management and emphasizing more about their active roles and responsibilities. The assistant district water officer told the committee that only this borehole drilled by Kibo shall serve its purpose in Buluvu village if only everyone on the committee plays his/ her role actively at all times. Ownership and sustainability can be possible if the leaders know what they are doing and everyone in the community has equal responsibility and obeying their borehole bylaws they formed as a community. The water officer perused through each position roles on the committee and each to understand properly what they are supposed to do. All the committee members that attended the training appreciated Kibo for the helping them understand what should be done with the borehole as this will help all the community members to how best they can own their water source and to have equal responsibility towards their borehole since now all the people know that it’s very expensive to drill a borehole and it’s luck to have clean water accessible to everyone in the village. All the water user committee members that together with the sanitation committee members promised to protect the borehole and encourage all the people to maintain their sanitation standards in their homes each having all the sanitation facilities in place at all times. The village has started using their new well and Alex has been monitoring to see the water quality and make sure the water meets the village needs. On a good note the water is clear and pure and everyone who tasted it says that its good and not salty at all. The official commissioning of the borehole is expected on Monday 3/08/2018. 

Next Visit: 2018-08-29 - Purpose: Formation of bylaws for the upper borehole drilled by the government and taking a new head pump that was bought to replace the old one after the people cane together to contribute money to buy a new head assembly.

Report Photos

4183 The water and sanitation committee that participated in the training of how best they can take good care of their borehole and each committee member actively playing their roles and responsibilities.
4186 The new Kibo borehole now being used by the community and everyone is happy that they are accessing clean water from this borehole.