Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kalitumba - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2018-09-10

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2018-09-20 17:29:42 UTC
Modified by
Tom Ngobi
Modified date
2018-09-20 17:44:50 UTC
Trip Time
10:10-18:45 (8 h 35 m)
Village Time
00:30-16:30 (16 h 0 m)
Travel Time
-8 h 35 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
To check on sanitation improvements 
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
Tom made a visit to kalitumba village to check on the progress of sanitation and hygiene as well as checking on the progress being made especially in the construction of hand washing facilities (tippy-taps). When he arrived to the village, he found out that there was a funeral in the neighboring village and most of the residents had gone for the burial. The chairman of the village and some other committee members had not left for the funeral so they encouraged Tom that they can still go ahead and carry out the follow up. They started off with the homes around the trading center where they found some new hand washing facilities already set up. Tom encouraged the residents about the standard of the facility if it is to last long as well as if it is to be effectively used. Tom also shared with the residents about how ash can also be used in place of soap for the residents that can not afford the soap. One resident was very shocked to hear that ash can also be used in hand washing and Tom encouraged her to try washing her hands with soap while the rest of the committee members witnessed. She was very happy later to find out that her hands washed very clean than just plain water. Tom and the committee members continued moving around and they found a home where a lady has invested in constructing a very permanent latrine structure using bricks and mud. Tom encouraged her to use cement while constructing the last few lines of the wall to give the structure more stability and strength. Because the chairman and the rest of the committee members also wanted to go to the funeral, they ended and Tom left for jinja. 

Current State

Participation Rating
People have embraced hand washing and they are setting up hand washing facilities 
Village Critical Needs
Many death in the village recently 
Village Action Steps
To continue encouraging one another about handwashing as well as measures of improving sanitation and hygiene 
Staff Action Steps
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
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
Next Visit
2018-09-18 - Purpose: Carry out final evaluation
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

4450 A new latrine under construction in kalitumba village