Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Igerera B - Namutumba
Visit by Enock Madolo on 2018-11-05
2018-11-06 03:01:24 UTC
2018-11-06 07:05:21 UTC
10:02-18:01 (7 h 59 m)
12:00-15:43 (3 h 43 m)
4 h 16 m
Number Of Households
To check on latrine construction
Enock Madoolo,Martin Kibuuka
Enock and Martin went to this village to continue checking on latrine construction, dish racks, shower areas, kitchen areas, cloth line. They meet with the chairperson to hold a discussion about the results from the second survey which was conducted the previous week. During the discussion about the results, they shared the names of people without latrines in their homes. They were about 44 homes without proper latrines out of 165 households. As we continued with the meeting, we agreed to put more effort and focus on those homes without latrines to bring them up to speed. The WASH team will be teaching behavioral change, proper construction methods to avoid repeating the same work over and again. After the meeting they walked in those homes which didn’t have latrines to continue teaching, encouraging, monitoring, assessing and guiding them how to construct good standard facilities. They also reminded the residents about the challenges and dangers of open defection, effects which may raise say diseases like diarrhea, trachoma, dysentery, cholera among others which may lead to even the loss of their children or families. On top of that they also spoke about the causes of continuous expenditure on medication, causes of poverty increases in homes, low development both social and economic. Poor sanitation has also led to less concentration of children in school because they are always sick, low production of crops which provide food for families since most people with sick children spend much time in treating diseases and hospital caring for their children. The local leaders and all the community members who we visited welcomed the lessons and willing to change from their old behaviors. There is a family of Four boys Dan, Peter, Enock and Elijah who are sons of the former LC1 Chairman promised to dig one 25ft latrine, and construct a good standard structure on it. This will be done in two weeks.
There are also 6 new latrine pits which we saw, 3 new dish racks with good poles, one new shower area constructed although without cement on top. They are encouraging the residents to construct sustainable facilities, use ash in the latrines to chase flies which move germs from one place to another. The residents with good sanitation facilities where guided how to maintain their facilities, encouraged them to also teach their fellow residents as well as smearing their latrines and shower areas. Some of the women they met, testified that they can now take showers during the day unlike before when they waited for the night, use the bushes around or even dodge showering because they didn’t have where to shower from. The VHTs also reported that few cases of diarrhea in homes, this is because many people many people are now is no latrines.
There are so many new latrines
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
Working on their new latrine construction and other facilities
Staff Action Steps
To check on latrine construction and other facilities.
Working on CLTS Program
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Water Access Explain
There are many new dish racks being constructed
Next Visit: 2018-11-07 - Purpose: To check on the the progress of latrine construction and other facilities.
This is one of the best latrines in this village, constructed with bricks, cement and sand