Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Sinde - Namayingo

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-09-07

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-09-09 15:04:56 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2018-09-09 15:27:12 UTC
Trip Time
09:02-18:23 (9 h 21 m)
Village Time
00:11-15:12 (15 h 1 m)
Travel Time
-6 h 20 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The borehole fence have been maintained as well as sanitation and hygiene standards 
Village Critical Needs
Need for stoves because most people cook on open flames 
Village Action Steps
Moblise each other for the next meeting 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lesson 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The jerrycans have been kept clean 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Good leadership structure 
Village Notes
The chairperson LC1 is also active in the process of building stoves. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Harriet found a few participants at the meeting place. She waited for few minutes others gathered. They walked to the home where the demonstration of removing banana stems was to be carried out. The owner of the stove Betty Gusino had smeared the kitchen and and covered the banana stem that was put in the hole that vents out smoke. Harriet warned the group never to block the holes on the stoves on the banana stems for the case of incomplete stoves. She told them that all the holes put on the stove are useful therefore it is not wise to block them. She told them that the stove has five holes where by one it’s where the big saucepan sits while cooking, another one it’s between the big source pan and the small saucepan and its work is to move fire from the big pot to the small pot, the third one it is for venting out smoke, the forth one is for firewood while the fifth one is for oxygen that will always light fire by itself. She told them that all these holes are created using banana stems because they are easy to remove. Harriet removed banana stems as she explained the whole process to the group. When the community saw a complete stove they were excited and thanked Kibo for empowering them with a skill. One of the group members Matilda asked whether a tree stem can perform the same function as banana stems. Harriet told the community that trees are not good to use to create holes on the stove because they are hard to remove unlike the banana stems. She told the group to continue cutting grass that will be used for building stoves and encouraged them to learn how to build stoves so that they are able to build many stoves on their own other than always waiting for Kibo to come and build for them stoves. She also told them that once they master the skill they can use it to earn a living because they can build stoves for money. 

Next Visit: 2018-09-10 - Purpose: Teach the community how to build stoves.