Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kisiro - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-10-08

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-10-09 08:00:44 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2018-10-09 09:41:23 UTC
Trip Time
10:21-18:35 (8 h 14 m)
Village Time
12:45-15:33 (2 h 48 m)
Travel Time
5 h 26 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
Checking on all facility standards 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
Alex and one health committee member, Mwoda moved in the lower section of the village, in the zones of Kisiro B and Kisiro West LC. They decided to move in these two sections because it’s one section where there are so many challenges of constructing pit latrines because it’s sandy. It recently rained in Kisiro and some homes again lost their pit latrines they had constructed. Recently we realized that digging these pits in a circular form is better than than the rectangular form as these can better resist the rains. This part of the village is very sandy and just one heavy rainfall causes the pits to sink. Together they visited about 27 homes and about 6 new pits were already completed to replace those that were brought down by the rains recently. Many of the village people also are happy about this new way of digging the pits in the circular form and when constructed on with a strong structure, they can withstand heavy rains and not to sink easily. Alex together with the health committee member, Mwoda kept encouraging all the people to work on their facilities. There is a section in Kisiro West where by they have a very big challenge to dig a pit latrine and Alex told them to try this way of digging a pit in a circular way and will see a difference. However this section of the kalangu people needs more emphasis as it needs a lot of encouragement for people to come up with these facilities. About 20 homes are in this section but only about 4 homes have the pits. The village leader in this part of the village was encouraged to step up his efforts to guide his people on what needs to be done. We will continue to encourage all the people that are still missing some facilities to also have them. 

Current State

Participation Rating
There is a very big improvement in latrine coverage in the village compared to how it was in the beginning where by open defecation was almost every where in the village 
Village Critical Needs
There is still more need to educate the village on better methods of latrine construction 
Village Action Steps
To continue working on their sanitation facilities in all the village homes 
Staff Action Steps
To go back and continue encouraging the village to work on their sanitation facilities. 
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
There is a great need for water in this village as many people still move more than 5km to the nearest borehole 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Some of the leaders are very hard working and this has enabled the program to move in this community 
Village Notes
Kisiro village being a very big village was recently divided into 8 zones from the original Kisiro east and Kisiro west. Meaning that the whole village now has 8 LC1. 
Next Visit
2018-10-10 - Purpose: Continue encouraging the community to come up with all the facilities in their homes.
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

4591 The circular way of digging a pit latrine in sandy soils. This man has dug many pits but they Keep on sinking every time it rains and the Kibo group is promoting this way of digging the pits in a circular form as they last longer
4594 This is a new pit latrine in kisiro B.
4597 It rained heavily in Kisiro village and some facilities were highly damaged.