Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2018-11-07

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2018-11-07 08:58:43 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2018-11-09 01:31:49 UTC
Trip Time
10:12-17:34 (7 h 22 m)
Village Time
12:25-15:35 (3 h 10 m)
Travel Time
4 h 12 m

Current State

Participation Rating
There’s a committee group responsible for the water and sanitation hygiene facilities. 
Village Critical Needs
The community needs skills of building energy saving stoves since majority are seen using three stone flames. 
Village Action Steps
Mobilise 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
There’s a good leadership structure. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Not yet identified. 
Allow Ownership
The water and sanitation hygiene facilities are well maintained. 
Village Notes
Kibo staff should continue encouraging women,men and elderly children to get involved and participate in the healthy and safe kitchen lessons. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
building lessons 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Tape Bwana 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Suzan keddi winnie 
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Tape and Suzan were in the village with the purpose of teaching the community members how to chop grass that will be mixed with the termite soil for building the stoves and also to select committee members. Kibo staff arrived to the village around noon time and found some members gathered at the meeting place, they happily welcomed them with a song of joy as they sat down. More members kept on coming until the chairperson suggested they start the meeting with a prayer which was led by one of the community members . There was some grass already collected by the sides of the meeting place which was going to be used for demonstrations purposes. Tape and Suzan requested women to pair up and have enough space while they sat down in preparation for chopping the grass. Tape first demonstrated how the grass should be chopped while explaining each step, and then requested each member to make a bundle of grass enough to fill one left hand with a knife at their right hand side. The members slowly began chopping the grass which was placed on a log while Suzan and Tape kept on guiding them. This was very important because they needed to master the skill very well and avoid cutting or hurting their fingers with knives. Members also were taught how to mix different types of grass while cutting because some villages didn’t have the exact grass needed for building the energy saving stoves . One could also tell that the women were enjoying every single step because they kept on smiling and chatting with one another. When the chopping of grass was done, the members were requested to start selecting their own committee leaders with the help of Kibo staff, who will coordinate with them in the healthy and safe kitchen lessons. Thirteen members were selected as committee leaders where by each committee member was reminded of their roles and responsibilities. A few policies were also formed which will help to guide the community as they carried out different activities for the healthy and safe kitchen program. Every member was also requested to follow and respect the policies so that the stove program would be carried out effectively. Tape and Suzan went ahead encouraging members to smear their kitchens and make repairs where necessary so that each one gets an energy saving stove and also to continue maintaining the sanitation hygiene facilities. The community was so grateful for the new program especially the women who promised to convince their husbands to come and attend the next lessons for the healthy and safe kitchen program. Kibo staff thanked all members for their participation and requested them to prepare the building materials which will be used to build the first demonstration stove in the next meeting. The community also chose one member whose kitchen will be the first to receive a demonstration stove since it was in good shape and neat. The meeting then came to an end with a prayer from Suzan. 

Next Visit: 2018-11-21 - Purpose: To build a demonstration stove.

Report Photos

4891 Kibo staff demonstrating how to chop the grass while members are watching.
4894 A group of women practicing to chop the grass while others are watching.