Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Bukhudumira - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-10-24

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-10-25 04:35:28 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2018-10-30 07:44:00 UTC
Trip Time
09:04-03:41 (-6 h 37 m)
Village Time
11:08-13:02 (1 h 54 m)
Travel Time
-8 h 43 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Most homes have kitchens that suit for the Healthy and Safe kitchen program 
Village Critical Needs
Need for stoves because most people cook on open flames 
Village Action Steps
Moblise each other to participate 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lesson 
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
Good leadership structure 
Village Notes
Some people had tried to build stoves on their own though they are not good. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
building lessons 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza,Jeska Nairuba 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Suzan Keddi 
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet Jessica and Suzan were in the village for the second visit with the intention of introducing the Health and Safe kitchen program to the community members. Kibo staff arrived there on time and found most of the members in their gardens digging since it had rained the previous night. A few of the members that were found gathered at the meeting place welcomed Kibo staff and immediately rushed to the gardens reminding their others to come for the meeting which was to start. Slowly the community members came for the meeting which was opened and led by the Chairperson lady representing the Mvule program in Bukudhumira village. Both Kibo staff and the community members went ahead and introduced themselves one by one which was very important. Harriet welcomed the members to meeting and let them know what each of the Kibo staff was going to talk about. She also informed the members about the requirements each home must have before owning an energy saving stove. Suzan introduced the program to the members whereby she also asked the members wether they had ever seen or used the improved energy saving stove. She also asked the members the challenges they faced while they were using the open flames stoves, which was important as it helped them understand the importance of the energy saving stoves. Harriet asked both men and women to list down the number of activities done at home in a home and by who. This was very interesting for the men having very few activities done at home but claiming that they are still heads and the women are expected to do all the home activities because they are married to work for the families other than complaining that they do a lot. Harriet reconciled the two parties and told them they are partners to one another like two hands that need each other to be clean .she also also encouraged the men help women so that the women can have also some time to rest which is important for their health. The men also said that because their wives do many activities at home and spend long hours in the kitchen cooking while inhaling smoke it is reason why they are the majority suffering from many diseases like chest problems,eye problem and even when any one in the family is sick the women are the majority to take care of them. The men promised to start helping their wives at home and also encouraged women to always appreciate when ever they are helped. The women were very happy and thanked their husband who committed to help them. Harriet told them that since they have committed them selves to work as team , Kibo is willing to teach them how to build fuel efficient stoves which will eliminate smoke from the kitchen, help them to spend less hours in the kitchen cooking, less hours looking for firewood as well as eliminate cases of fire accidents. The chairperson LC1 added that the stoves will also attract men to help their wives cook food or cook together while discussing marriage matters because they will be clean with less smoke. Harriet concluded thanking and encouraging all members of the community to keep coming for the lessons in the next meeting for this would give them an opportunity to acquire skills of building energy saving stoves, which would also be one of their future income generating activities. The chairperson later thanked Kibo staff for their efforts to bring the program to their community and requested them to continue going back and teach them. The meeting came to an end with a closing prayer from a community member. 

Next Visit: 2018-10-02 - Purpose: Teach the materials required for building stoves.

Report Photos

4798 Kibo staff together with the community discussing gender productive and reproductive roles.