Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-08-29

Report ID
2746
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-08-30 04:40:01 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2018-08-30 05:41:46 UTC
Trip Time
10:25-20:10 (9 h 45 m)
Village Time
13:06-17:46 (4 h 40 m)
Travel Time
5 h 5 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
There is great sense of cooperation amongst the community members. 
Village Critical Needs
 
Village Action Steps
To take good care of their borehole and all the community members be responsible towards their borehole 
Staff Action Steps
To call the two water user committee chairpersons to mobilise their fellow village members for a meeting 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 has now two boreholes and spread out in two LCs of Buyangu and Buluvu/ Bunaibamba A. The old borehole drilled by the government is located in Buluvu and the new Kibo borehole is located in Buyangu. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities,ownership and sustainability,by-laws 
How Many Men Attended
24 
How Many Women Attended
38 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,LC2,VHT 
Visitor Attendees
 
Total Attendance
62 
Look Up
 
Notes
This meeting was about to guide the upper side of the community members as they enact their borehole bylaws and selecting their water user committee members for the old borehole in the community. The old borehole was having only two women acting as the committee members and the borehole was in such a bad status. The borehole needed a new head assembly and only these two ladies managed to move around the village fundraising money to buy a new head assembly. They asked Alex and Kibo to intervene in and help the situation on this borehole to be in the same status like the new one drilled by Kibo group. This is very important since both boreholes have to remain working to reduce the population on one borehole. The community came together and Alex guided them to select a new water user committee for the new borehole. They selected a new committee being headed by a woman called Jowelia. All the key positions were occupied by women, like the chairperson, treasurer, Secretary and the care taker. The community also managed to form borehole bylaws to help them take good care of their borehole. Alex also guided them to come up with these bylaws and together they agreed on 10 bylaws that they all came up with. Alex then had to have a discussion with the new committee telling their respective roles and responsibilities that each has to offer. He also asked them to be active at all times and encouraged them to be responsible and called on all the water users to be responsible and contribute money towards their future borehole repair and maintenance. Amongst the bylaws that were formed was that each household to contribute 1000/= each month for the borehole future repair and maintenance. Alex explained to the community members why it was very important to contribute money and telling all the people to stop the notion of saying that borehole water is free and yet when boreholes break down , they cost money to fix them. This is supposed to a community responsibility to fix them and not think that Kibo or any other organization will fix it for them,This is when we ensure borehole sustainability. Now both boreholes in the community have got an active water committees in place who know exactly what to do. 

Next Visit: 2018-09-03 - Purpose: Borehole commissioning in Buluvu

Report Photos

4189 The village members discussing the ways to take good care of their borehole and borehole ownership and responsibility.
4192 The new water user committee for the old Buluvu borehole pausing with the new head assembly that was bought by Kibo group.