Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2018-11-14

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2018-11-15 06:58:50 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2018-11-20 07:09:15 UTC
Trip Time
10:16-17:39 (7 h 23 m)
Village Time
12:34-15:20 (2 h 46 m)
Travel Time
4 h 37 m

Current State

Participation Rating
There’s an effective effective water and sanitation hygiene committee. 
Village Critical Needs
The community members need skills for building the fuel-efficient stoves which will improve on their health lives. 
Village Action Steps
Mobilise themselves to participate in the next lessons 
Staff Action Steps
To prepare for the next lessons 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The sanitation hygiene facilities are well maintained 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Not identified 
Allow Ownership
There’s a good leadership structure 
Village Notes
The community is showing much interest in the healthy and safe kitchen program through participation in each lessons. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
building lessons 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Jeska Nairuba,Tape Bwana 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Suzan keddi winnie 
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan, Tape and Jessica were in the village with the purpose of building a first demonstration stove and to continue teaching other members about the rightful materials to be used for building the fuel efficient stoves. On arriving the village, they found some community members gathered at the meeting place waiting for the Kibo staff. The community got so excited on seeing Kibo staff, who happily welcomed them while singing. The chairperson on behalf of the community opened the meeting with a prayer and later informed Kibo staff how most of the new members had little knowledge about the materials used for building the fuel efficient stove. She kindly requested if they would be given a chance to learn more about the materials that day and also showed Kibo staff the two sacks of grass that they had gathered in preparation for the lessons. The members together with the community decided to continue with the material lessons since many of the new members had just joined the program that same day. Jessica pulled out some grass from the sack and placed it on a piece of wood while holding a sharp panga, slowly she started chopping the grass into small pieces while members were watching. Kibo staff requested members to form small groups of about 5-6 people because this would enable each of them to participate while practicing to chop the grass. Each one was given a chance to practice chopping the grass, members kept on chatting and smiling throughout the process meaning they were enjoying it. They also kept on asking questions where necessary, this was very important because it ensured that everyone understood the skill and non was left behind. Kibo staff also talked about the kind of soil needed for building the stoves which is at the anthill, and that it would be found within their environments (in the garden most especially). This was important because it made the community members understand that all the stove building materials were totally free and could easily be found within their community. When the members were done with the chopping process, Kibo staff requested them to select members of their choice where the first demonstration stoves will be built in the next coming meeting where the date and time were agreed upon. Two members were selected and the meeting came to an end with a prayer from one of the community members. 

Next Visit: 2018-11-21 - Purpose: To build the demonstration stoves.