Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-11-14

Report ID
3493
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-11-15 04:04:44 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2018-11-15 06:29:23 UTC
Trip Time
09:01-19:03 (10 h 2 m)
Village Time
11:11-17:36 (6 h 25 m)
Travel Time
3 h 37 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
Many of the people have worked very hard as revealed in the recent evaluation showing 91.6% of the homes have the pit latrines. 
Village Critical Needs
 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise themselves for a water meeting 
Staff Action Steps
To call the village leaders and confirm with them the day for the meeting. 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
no 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
unknown 
Ownership Story
 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
no 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
Some people in the community walk a distance of about 2km to a borehole in the village and so some people end up getting water from a swamp nearby 
Prevent Ownership
 
Allow Ownership
 
Village Notes
15 homes in this village have not yet completed working in their pit latrines and these will be followed up to make sure they meet the standards required 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1 
Visitor Attendees
 
Total Attendance
Look Up
 
Notes
This was the first water meeting with the village leaders to introduce to them the next Plan Kibo has for Ituba village. Alex has to first meet with village leaders to introduce the water program to them and and encourage them to work together as their message to the rest of the village members has to be uniform to avoid community conflicts and divisions that may arise as the leaders fail to agree on where the borehole is to be placed. Alex broke the good news first to these leaders and they were very happy that Kibo is considering to give a new well to Ituba Namalowe. They first discussed about the 15 homes in the recent evaluation who have to do more in their homes to improve their sanitation standards and more emphasis on latrine construction as more efforts and encouragement is needed to have them meet all the standards. 92% of the homes have the required standard pit latrines but the whole focus is 100% of the village have pit latrines and use them as required. Together with the village leaders ,vhts , sanitation committee and Alex shall continue to follow up on these individuals to ensure they meet the standards and look like the rest of their colleagues in the village. The village leaders all agreed to follow on these people as a group to have them meet the standards as this will put the whole village at required sanitation standards that every body will be proud of and drastically lower or prevent the spread of diseases caused by poor sanitation and hygiene. The village leaders who came to the meeting couldn’t stop thanking Kibo staff, Enock, Martina and Tom that have worked tirelessly with this community for a long time moving home to home teaching and guiding the community to change their behavior. It’s remembered that this village was very badly off with majority of the people practicing open defecation (64% of the homes didn’t have pit latrines). They all agreed to have the next community meeting on Monday 19/11/2018 to discuss the steps involved before the borehole is drilled, select a water user committee to aid this process and encourage everyone to be part of the whole process by contributing money and efforts needed during this process. Alex also joined Steven , Hand Pump Mechanic and David in Maliga village as they were carrying out a borehole repair in this village. The whole process of the borehole repair installing new parts that were bought and blowing of the borehole to pump out dirty water using the new water pump that was recently bought at Kibo. 

Next Visit: 2018-11-19 - Purpose: Water meeting with the village members

Report Photos

4936 Alex together with the village leaders who attended the meeting.
4939 A new pit being dug by mutoto one of the 11 people that have to complete their new pit latrines in this village.