Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Igerera A - Iganga

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2018-10-15

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2018-10-30 07:46:12 UTC
Modified by
Tom Ngobi
Modified date
2018-11-01 05:34:52 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-18:55 (8 h 55 m)
Village Time
12:10-16:30 (4 h 20 m)
Travel Time
4 h 35 m

Large group meetings

Men in Attendance
Women in Attendance
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
LC1,VHT,Police Officer 
Vistior Attendees
Total Attendance
Water Sanitation and Hygiene 
Lesson Taught
Tom made a visit to igerera village to hold a village meeting to evaluate and assess the sanitation and hygiene program in the village. When Tom arrived in the village, he found the village residents holding a village meeting discussing and resolving land issues. The meeting was still going on and Tom decided that instead of sitting and waiting for them to finish the meeting, Tom decided to get one of the village leaders to move around the village to check on sanitation and hygiene improvements as well as facility constructions. They started off from the meeting area and moved to the upper section where they found new facilities under construction like latrines as well as others already finished. Tom in some homes discussed with the residents about better methods of constructions like dish racks and showers. He was encouraging residents to use a little cement for the last line of bricks as well as constructing dish racks on the ground instead of into the ground to control termites. After moving around they came back to the meeting place and found the residents about to finish their meeting. After a short while, they gathered and moved to another meeting place for the general meeting. During the meeting, the chairman thanked Kibo for the great work they have done to encourage the village of igerera towards sanitation and hygiene improvements. He also thanked the bill residents for positively embracing the program. After the chairman, the police officer addressed the village and thanked the village for improvements they have made towards sanitation and hygiene. She also encouraged women to get involved in the program through smearing of their houses or other facilities now that the men are working on the latrines and other facilities. She also thanked kibo for the great work they have done in the village but also reminded the residents of their deadline they set for completion as it’s always important to stick to commitments. Before Tom speaking, he requested a few residents to speak about the program either positively or negatively. None of the five people spoke negatively about the program but rather positively. One resident said for the first time, he had taken days without seeing feces by the road side as well as feces in his garden. Four men spoke about the fact that they had no latrines before kibo but they were proud that now they had latrines. Two women thanked kibo for the great work it has done to improve on the sanitation and hygiene of the village because their homes are now changed. Tom thanked the residents for being open about the situation they lived before of Open defection and choosing to change by constructing latrines and other facilities. Tom also thanked the community and the committee for the great work they have to mobilize and encouraging the residents to work and improve on their sanitation and hygiene. In order for Get residents to start embracing the use of cement on their showers, Tom took a bag of cement so that residents can be able to buy from the chairman a few kilograms each to use on their showers. The residents were so happy and about 15 people paid for the cement during the meeting session. Tom also encouraged the residents to work and finish up their facilities before the second evaluation. After Tom’s speech, one resident requested that kibo give them some trees to plant as they had cut down so many trees for the construction of latrines, dish racks, Kitchen. Tom was encouraged by the fact that the residents themselves realized the problem they had caused and requested the residents to form a committee that will help in the distribution and management of the trees. After the meeting Tom left for jinja. 

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
2018-10-19 - Purpose: Carry out second evaluation
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

4807 A resident standing next to his new latrine
4810 A police officer speaking to the residents of igerera about sanitation and hygiene
4813 A resident explaining to some of the residents about sanitation and hygiene improvements
4816 Residents listening to the police officer