Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Budumba - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-11-14

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-11-15 04:01:02 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2018-11-15 07:24:32 UTC
Trip Time
09:59-18:14 (8 h 15 m)
Village Time
12:38-16:38 (4 h 0 m)
Travel Time
4 h 15 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Most people are using their stoves on daily basis 
Village Critical Needs
Need for Health and spiritual empowerment lessons because some people come from polygamous families which at times experience family conflicts. 
Village Action Steps
Continue smearing their kitchens as well as the stoves. 
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 found a few participants waiting for her at the meeting place. She later walked with them inspecting the stoves she did not inspect the previous meeting. She found most members whose stoves had dried out were being used on daily basis and this was evidenced by the absence of the three stones in the kitchen and finding some people cooking on their stoves. The participants had smeared their kitchen as well as the kitchen decorated with the message thanking Kibo for empowering them with health and Community development programs.This was a sign to show how much the community feels blessed and empowered through Kibo activities. Also during the the home visiting Harriet came across one home with a complaint that the small hole for the stove was not cooking and she was wondering why? Harriet inspected the stove and the challenge was the group left a very big gap between the big hole for cooking and the small hole for cooking which required a lot of oxygen to move fire from the big hole to the small hole. Harriet remolded the stove, reduced the gap between the two cooking space and told her to wait for it to dry so that she starts cooking on it. The owner of the stove and the community thanked Harriet on behalf of Kibo for being patient with them despite the many mistakes that have always done. Harriet told them that Kibo’s goal is to ensure that they master a skill and build stoves one their own perfectly no matter how long it takes.she also encouraged to continue practicing because practice makes perfect. 

Next Visit: 2018-11-23 - Purpose: Monitor the progress of the program.

Report Photos

4951 A well decorated stove with a message thanking Kibo for working in their community.
4954 Kibo staff encouraging the community to stay working together.
4957 In this home food is cooking by itself.