Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2017-11-20

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2017-11-20 10:54:46 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 16:39:23 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-18:40 (8 h 35 m)
Village Time
12:25-16:15 (3 h 50 m)
Travel Time
4 h 45 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
Take inspector and vhts to see what kobo does 
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
LC1,Health Assistant,VHT 
While Tom was scheduled to visit budumba village, he got a call from the inspector of Bulange requesting him to visit buluvu with him because he had mobilized vhts from other villages to go and show them what kibo is doing in the village of buluvu so that they can also learn and implement it in their villages. When Tom arrived, he found 38 vhts and the inspector waiting for him. The inspector introduced Tom to the group as well as telling them what kibo does. Later Tom spoke to the group telling them of its activities in the village as well as the strategies used to improve the hygiene and sanitation of the village. Tom thanked the vhts of buluvu village for the great work they have done. After the meeting, they split into two groups. One group went to the lower section of the village while Tom and another group went to the section of the mosque. In Tom’s section were he went, on the ground he found several new dish racks as well as pits being dug for the latrines. All together they were able to see 14 pits being dug and not forgetting one latrine being constructed in the trading center with brick and cement. The other group reported of finding several other pits being dug as well as one vht reporting for the first time of a woman digging a pit for the latrine. He said he had never seen that before and thanked kibo for the great work they are doing in the community. During the reflection meeting, all the vhts requested kibo to visit their villages but Tom encouraged them to try it on their own to be committed and improve the sanitation and hygiene standards of their villages. The health inspector promised to continue working with kibo to improve the hygiene and sanitation standards of bulange sub-county and many other vhts as well promised to always visit buluvu village and continue learning from kibo. They later agreed that they will be going back to buluvu as a team again on December 20th. 

Current State

Participation Rating
More latrines and other facilities being constructed 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To continue working and improving on their sanitation and hygiene 
Staff Action Steps
To call the inspector and plan for the next follow up visit which will be visiting the upper section 
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Many homes are now working together as families to dig pits for latrines and other facilities 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Some still go to a swamp 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Good and active committee 
Village Notes
The vhts and the inspector were very impressed and thankful for what kibo is doing in the village 

Report Photos

527 Tom and several vhts from other villages who came to witness what kibo is doing in buluvu village
528 One of the new latrines they saw in the village under construction
530 One of the residents digging the pit for the latrine. He was pulling out the dirt.
532 Tom sharing with the vhts about kibo work in the village after them moving around the village
534 Vhts during the moving around the village