Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Igerera B - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2018-10-01

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2018-10-11 10:21:33 UTC
Modified by
Tom Ngobi
Modified date
2018-10-11 10:34:59 UTC
Trip Time
10:10-18:30 (8 h 20 m)
Village Time
12:25-16:00 (3 h 35 m)
Travel Time
4 h 45 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 igerera village to check on sanitation and hygiene improvements as well as construction a demonstration dish rack with the residents so that they can improve on the dish racks standards as well as sustainability. When Tom are in the village, he moved from the upper section towards the chairman’s place and a long the way he saw many new facilities under construction. He was able to see several new latrine pits as well as new latrines, newly constructed dish racks as well as dug rubbish pits. But as he looked at the dish racks, he realized that some were below standard and therefore thought of working with the community to improve on the dish rack standards. Tom also thought of encouraging the residents to start constructing the dish racks without being put in the ground but rather constructing dish racks on top of the ground as this would prevent termites from eating the poles which has been the number one hinderance to dish rack longevity. When he reached the chairman’s place, he shared with him about having a dish rack construction demonstration in the upper section at one of the residents homes. The chairman agreed and mobilized some residents and together they went to the home where they were going to construct from. The resident had already cut poles and therefore it was easy. Tom first shared with them of the new idea of constructing dish racks without inserting the poles in the ground as well as it’s benefits. They were all excited about the new idea and they constructed the dish rack. This will help in controlling termites by moving the dish rack whenever the termites climb on the poles. The residents and the chairman were very happy about the new idea and even those that had contributed there dish racks by inserting the poles in the ground committed to removing them and bringing them to the top of the ground as is one of the few ways of controlling termites. 

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
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: 2018-10-10 - Purpose: Teach about facility standards

Report Photos

4651 Residents constructing a demonstration dish rack
4654 Residents constructing a demonstration dish rack