Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Budumba - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-11-09

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-11-11 04:55:34 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2018-11-13 01:48:36 UTC
Trip Time
09:54-17:55 (8 h 1 m)
Village Time
11:49-15:39 (3 h 50 m)
Travel Time
4 h 11 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The borehole fence has been maintained 
Village Critical Needs
Needs for Healthy and spiritual empowerment lessons because some people come from polygamous families who at times experience family conflicts. 
Village Action Steps
Ensure that every one in the group gets a stove 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lesson 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Good leadership structure 
Village Notes
The men are very active in the Healthy and Safe kitchen program. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet made a surprise visit to Budumba village with a purpose of finding whether the participants use stoves on daily basis or they have issues with them.Harriet together with the group decided to walk home to home looking at the stoves and check whether participants were using them on daily basis. Most of the participants who got stoves at the beginning of the program were being used on daily basis and they said that the stoves have helped them to save firewood, eliminate smoke in the kitchen as well as enable them to cook fast since the stoves cooks two things at ago. There was also a complaint of two members who were built stoves by the group. They said that their stoves were not cooking well because they contained smoke in the kitchen. Harriet went a head and checked on those stoves and she found that when the group was removing banana stems they left one banana stem in the hole that takes out smoke. Harriet asked the group to bring a shovel , she tried to remold the stove to re- create a hole for the Chimney but the stoves were too dry and hard to penetrate. She told the group to destroy the stove and do a better one with her guidance. The owner of the group together with the community rebuilt one new stove as she told them to remove all the banana stems . She also encouraged them to always look at complete stoves when ever they are taking out banana stems for guidance and avoiding mistakes. They thanked Kibo for being patient with them and being polite to them despite the many mistakes they have so far done.They also asked Kibo to always check on them in order to detect early mistakes. 

Next Visit: 2018-11-16 - Purpose: Monitor the progress of the Healthy and Safe kitchen program.