Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-11-21

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-11-27 02:41:11 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2018-11-27 04:35:37 UTC
Trip Time
10:13-17:54 (7 h 41 m)
Village Time
12:39-15:39 (3 h 0 m)
Travel Time
4 h 41 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The borehole fence has been maintained . 
Village Critical Needs
Need for Healthy and spiritual empowerment program because some people come from polygamous families which at times experience conflicts. 
Village Action Steps
Continue moblising each other to participate in the program 
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 also 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 some members gathered at the meeting place. They happily welcomed her with songs of joy and appreciation. The group was very excited to see Kibo in their village because the Healthy and Safe kitchen program had taken a couple of days with out visiting their village. Naigaga Farida opened the meeting with an open prayer and asked the Lord to be with them during the meeting.Harriet asked them how far they have gone as far as the Healthy and Safe is concerned. The group told Harriet that have so far built nine stoves on their own from the time Kibo stopped going to their village. Harriet asked the group to take her and look on the stoves and see whether they built good stoves or not. It was also intended to correct mistakes in case they were any. The first four stoves were poorly made in such a way that the gap between the two cooking pots was very big which will affect the small pot from cooking very fast because it will require a lot of wind to heavily blow fire or else it will delay to cook. Harriet explained to them this mistakes and they promised to correct it. Also the remaining five stoves had already dried and the owners had started cooking on them but the smoke was remaining inside the kitchen.The challenge was when the building stoves they didn’t consider the direction of wind. This because if the stove is built on the side where the swamp is located smoke will always stay in the kitchen because wind always blow from the swamp side so instead of the smoke getting out of the kitchen through the vent is always brought back to the kitchen because of wind. Harriet told them to always ask the owner of the home to tell them the directions of wind to avoid that challenge. The group thanked Harriet for being humble while addressing the mistakes they made they promised to work on them because they want to be perfect in the stove building process. 

Next Visit: 2018-11-30 - Purpose: Guide participants as they build stoves on their own.