Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-09-10

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-09-11 04:57:12 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2018-09-11 06:01:34 UTC
Trip Time
10:40-18:48 (8 h 8 m)
Village Time
13:09-16:13 (3 h 4 m)
Travel Time
5 h 4 m

Current State

Participation Rating
There is a great community ownership and responsibility for their boreholes after the lessons and meetings with the Kibo group each community member understanding their roles and responsibilities 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To make sure everyone takes good care of the two boreholes in the village. 
Staff Action Steps
To keep in touch with the two water user committees reminding them of their roles and responsibilities. 
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
The village has got two boreholes now serving about 1500 people in two zones of Buyangu and Buluvu. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,opening 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex went to Buluvu with two intentions, first to put on a new head assembly for the old borehole. The village together with Kibo group bought a new head assembly after old one had become very bad to be used. The village contributed 230,000/= and Kibo topped up 150,000sh. Alex had meetings with all the waters users for this old borehole and asked them to have ownership for the borehole and together they came up with bylaws that would guide everyone as they use their borehole. Alex also took a copy of the borehole bylaws that was drafted by the community and the water user committee was very happy that this will be revisited at all times to remind the people about what they agreed to do in order to take good care of their borehole. He conducted a training for the water user committee about why the committee needs to be active and functioning at all times to ensure they guide every member on proper borehole management and ensuring that the community is contributing money for the borehole to meet any future borehole repairs. Alex also visited the new borehole that was drilled by Kibo group to continue monitoring the borehole performance and it’s still working very fine with no complaints from any person in the village. He continued to encourage the community members and the water user committee to keep the borehole bylaws working and to revisit them whenever they have village borehole meetings. Alex will keep in touch with the borehole committee to keep to remind them of their roles and be active. 
Next Visit
2018-10-07 - Purpose: To keep in touch with the water user committees reminding them of their roles.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

4357 Mr. Walube the borehole caretaker together with Alex putting on a new head pump that the village together with Kibo bought to replace the old pump head.
4360 A new head assembly was installed to replace the old pump head.
4363 Trying to pump the borehole after putting on a new head assembly
4366 The chairperson of the water user committee demonstrated the proper way of pumping the borehole to her people that get water from this borehole to prevent the breaking of the head pump that cost a lot of money.
4369 Alex also visited the new borehole that was recently drilled by Kibo group in Buluvu to continue encouraging the community on proper maintenance of the borehole and given the water user committee a copy of the bylaws.