Mvule Community Development - Bupaluka - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Bamulumbye on 2018-09-12

Report ID
2839
Created by
Alex Bamulumbye
Created date
2018-09-13 03:30:24 UTC
Modified by
Alex Bamulumbye
Modified date
2018-09-13 05:05:06 UTC
Trip Time
10:18-17:11 (6 h 53 m)
Village Time
12:46-14:30 (1 h 44 m)
Travel Time
5 h 9 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
The community has enough food to feed their families. 
Village Critical Needs
Unknown 
Village Action Steps
To attend their regular meetings. 
Staff Action Steps
To call the leaders and remind them of my next visit . 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
unknown 
Ownership Story
 
Three Stone Fires
no 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
unknown 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
None 
Allow Ownership
The unity among the community members 
Village Notes
The community is busy harvesting rice from their gardens. 

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
10 
How Many Women Attended
15 
Staff Attendees
Alex Bamulumbye 
Government Attendees
LC1 
Visitor Attendees
Kerri and Tina from U S A 
Total Attendance
25 
Program
Mvule Project 
Lesson Taught
caring for trees 
Notes
When Alex B, Kerri and Tina arrived to Bupaluka,they found some members waiting for them at the usual meeting place.They had prayer together that was led by Moses one of the members.They discussed how to go out to teach the members to care for the trees they planted from kibo group.They decided to begin with chairperson since he stays near by the meeting place. The trees of Mutooto Saul were good though some of them were covered by cassava plants.The members advised him to see that the trees received enough sunshine for them to grow healthy and strong.The hedges around the trees was good for them to be protected from being destroyed by animals or children. They continued to check up with others as the were moving in a group to learn how to care for the mvule,musizi and the giant lira they planted from kibo group. This was done as practically together. The members discovered that some of them,their hedges were weak and shot that would cause the animals to eat them. The members were learning since they were getting ideas from among themselves how to care the trees.It was noted that some of them were not checking with their trees always to see how they are doing. The members was checked on, only one tree was found missing as a result of poor caring.They noted places where the members planted their trees.The members had concern about the growth rate of mvule being low compared to musizi and giant lira. Alex B advised the members about caring their trees to love them.He also asked them to water them,put strong hedges around,not allow water to lodge around the trees since they are small that lead to the rotting of the roots. He reminded them to check with them always to know how they are doing and to correct problems that might happen to their trees. The family members should be responsible for the trees to grow healthy. It was agreed on that next time they will continue together in a group to visit other members that was not reached and be advised as they look at the trees. Besides teaching the members how to care for the trees, Kerri and Tina saw other programs of kibo group. They managed to see the borehole that was provided and also the energy saving stove. 

Next Visit: 2018-09-19 - Purpose: To continue teaching the community how to care the trees they planted from kibo group

Report Photos

4345 He is putting the hedge around his mvule trees he planted for protection
4348 She is one of the members around her tree and the hedge is not good as it has wide spaces in between that can allow animals to go through and eat the tree. The members advised her to put a better one around the tree