Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Igerera B - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2018-10-10

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2018-10-30 05:56:32 UTC
Modified by
Tom Ngobi
Modified date
2018-10-30 06:24:10 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-18:30 (8 h 30 m)
Village Time
12:10-16:00 (3 h 50 m)
Travel Time
4 h 40 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
To check on sanitation and hygiene improvements 
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
Tom made a visit to igerera village to check on sanitation and hygiene improvements as well as checking on facility constructions. When he arrived in the village, he first visited the chairman’s home were he found the chairman and other committee members waiting for Tom. Before moving around, they first discussed about the progress of the program and how the residents are perceiving it or participating in it. They said the people were greatly embracing the program as well as fully participating in sanitation and hygiene improvements because they saw the value of sanitation and hygiene during the triggering session. They also said that the committee members and the chairman of the village have also played a big role in improving on the sanitation and hygiene of the village as they move around encouraging residents to improve on their sanitation and hygiene standards. After the discussion they decided to move around the village. They said they move in the central section of the village upwards to the main road. In the first homes they visited, they found new pits as well as several newly constructed latrines, dish racks constructed and rubbish pits dug. Tom decided to focus on dish racks that day as many constructed dishes racks were not to standard. He was also teaching about a new dish rack construction method that minimizes nails without affecting the quality of the dish rack. Many of the residents were very impressed with the new method and most said they will use that method because it minimizes nails therefore reduces the cost of constructing a dish rack. In one home Tom found when a man and his wife were constructing a dish rack and he used that opportunity to demonstrate to them the other method. They were very thankful. Also in several homes Tom and the committee members found new pits and always encouraged the residents to construct and finish the facilities as it was important. They also found one three families that had joined efforts helping each other to dig and construct the latrines. Tom was very thankful for the work the committee members were doing in encouraging fellow residents as well as leading by example. After the visit Tom left for jinja. 

Current State

Participation Rating
More new facilities under construction 
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: 2018-10-15 - Purpose: Hold a general village meeting to evaluate the progress of the sanitation and hygiene improvements in the village

Report Photos

4786 A new pit for a new latrine being dug next to an existing old latrine
4789 Tom demonstrating dish rack construction with the residents
4792 Same