Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Maliga - Namutumba

Visit by David Balimunsi on 2018-09-24

Report ID
2989
Created by
David Balimunsi
Created date
2018-09-24 13:49:32 UTC
Modified by
David Balimunsi
Modified date
2018-09-25 05:40:35 UTC
Trip Time
09:21-18:48 (9 h 27 m)
Village Time
12:45-16:45 (4 h 0 m)
Travel Time
5 h 27 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
Facility improvements and maintenance 
Village Critical Needs
Clean water as well as good hygiene and sanitation standards. 
Village Action Steps
It is to work hard in order to meet the set deadline date. 
Staff Action Steps
It is to encourage everyone in the village to pay his contribution before the set deadline date as well as meeting the required set sanitation standards . 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
no 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
They have contributed 250000 shillings towards their borehole account as well as the majority of the other members were working and improving on their sanitation home facilities. 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
no 
Open Defecation
yes 
Water Access Explain
The community members they do still move a distance of 3kms to where they can assess the water from a swamp . 
Prevent Ownership
Some members who are slow towards working and improving on their hygiene standards. 
Allow Ownership
The committee members are hard working 
Village Notes
Out of the entire village only five people are still practicing open defecation . But the rest of the members are busy working in order to improve on their sanitation standards. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
water chain 
How Many Men Attended
40 
How Many Women Attended
45 
Staff Attendees
David Balimunsi,Henry Oyier,Steven Kambale 
Government Attendess
LC1,LC2,Health Assistant,VHT,District Health Inspector 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
85 
Look Up
Maliga - Maliga 
Notes
David and Steven were in the village for a general meeting. The aim of that meeting was to involve the sub county healthy inspector and the C D O of the Nsinze sub county so that they would join Kibo staff to explain more about the safe water chain. David and Steven first bypassed the sub county to pick up the healthy inspector mr kayigwa. Godfrey as well as the C D O Mis Martha Wabulawo before reaching the village. They got them and were able to head out for the village meeting. When they reached the village they found the members already waiting for them. They waited for some while before other members would turn up. After 30 minutes about 60 members had turned up for the meeting. Therefore the meeting started by an opening prayer which was lead by a Muslim community member named muzamiru. Thereafter the meeting was followed up by an introduction from the health inspector kayigwa Godfrey and Martha Wabulawo the C D O. After the brief introduction,David who was the chairman of the meeting authorized the sub-county health inspector to teach what they had planned for as the main topic for the day, which was the safe water chain, including how clean water gets from the water source and remains clean in people’s homes. The health inspector mr kayigwa Godfrey asked questions about what causes clean water to be contaminated and the community responded by saying from birds, dirty jerry cans, people’s hands. Then he asked them about the water source itself. They said it can be contaminated by the people who wash their feet from the water source. He said even the things which people use like saucepans, pots can be contaminated by children who are sent to the different water pots to get water because sometimes they don’t wash their hands. Also he talked about the flies from dirty homes, like the different neighbors who practice open defecation. After teaching he asked the Kibo staff if they had anything to add. They said that even if someone is staying with a neighbor who has not worked on their sanitation and hygiene and for him he has worked, it will not help because the diseases are transferred from one dirty home to a clean home. They requested everyone in the community to join the campaign of getting rid of dirty facilities in the community. They gave the community members a chance to ask questions. They requested another month to build facilities. The health inspector refused the request before Kibo could eat them what the constitution of Uganda says about the timeframe for someone who needs to improve their facilities. It is less than a month, which means they have to get it done within three weeks. Kibo staff was happy because the won’t spend more time or money in that village. Then the staff asked the treasurer of the borehole how much they had contributed so far toward the borehole contribution. She said they got one member who helped them wi5h 100,000 shillings to add-on to what they had collected from the members. She said they had 250,000 shillings and they still need to collect another 250,000 shillings because that’s what was agreed upon. Kibo advised them to also encourage members to contribute as they move home to home to raise the balance to reach 500,000 shillings. The Kibo staff also saw new stoves. In general, the majority of the people have worked to improve their sanitation standards. There are about five homes still practicing open defecation but the owners told the Kibo staff that they would improve within the timeframe. The health inspector said he would be the first to do the follow up to see the sanitation progress. 

Next Visit: 2018-10-01 - Purpose: It is to monitor and asses the sanitation improvements after the village general meeting.

Report Photos

4483 They were in the sanitation-improvements meeting with the village
4486 The sub county healthy inspector mr kayigwa Godfrey during the sanitation improvements meeting with the village.