Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2018-11-28

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2018-11-29 05:48:33 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2018-12-04 04:36:45 UTC
Trip Time
10:02-16:48 (6 h 46 m)
Village Time
11:53-14:30 (2 h 37 m)
Travel Time
4 h 9 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The water and sanitation hygiene facilities are well maintained, the members have improved on their general hygiene through observation. 
Village Critical Needs
The community members need to be empowered with the skills for building the fuel efficient stoves since they are still using the three stone open flames for cooking. 
Village Action Steps
Mobilise themselves to participate in the next lessons 
Staff Action Steps
To prepare for the next lesson 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The village formed a few groups with their leaders which usually meet at least once or twice in a week and discuss about their challenges and other developmental issues. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
There’s a good leadership structure in the village 
Village Notes
Most people have kitchens where the stoves will be built. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Jeska Nairuba,Tape Bwana 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Suzan winnie keddi 
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan, Tape and Jessica went to the village purposely to build more demonstration stoves. This was important because majority of the community members had not learnt the skills needed for building an energy saving stove mainly because they were many and couldn’t fit in one kitchen where the stove would be built . When Kibo staff arrived at the village, they found some of the community members gathered at the meeting place who got so excited on seeing them. Among them was the committee chairperson madam Kansiime who led the Kibo staff to one of their member’s home where one of the demonstration stove was going to be built. Many members were already gathered at the home very busy arranging the building materials as previously suggested by the Kibo staff in the previous meeting. They immediately dropped everything and ran towards the Kibo staff smiling and hugging one another with happiness. After exchanging greetings, Suzan informed the community how the whole activity of building the stoves would be carried out that day. She then requested them to form two groups mixing up men and women,the old and young. Each group was to be led by a Kibo staff during the demonstration time and this was a very important idea because it created enough space for each member to watch the whole building process while Kibo staff explained every step for them. Later after a brief meeting, each group with their leaders went separate ways to the previously selected homes where the demonstration stoves would be built. Both groups worked hard together with their leaders whereby Tape and Jessica kept on encouraging the members to practice through participation, mainly in stamping the dirt and cutting the banana stems. The members also kept on asking questions throughout the building process which was also important because it enabled them understand each step easily and effectively without being left out . Suzan kept taking photos of the members trying to participate during the demonstration time until the entire building process came to an end. Two fuel efficient stoves were successfully built that day and thereafter both groups came together and thanked Kibo group for the healthy and safe kitchen program promising to continue working together for a better healthy living . Kibo staff also went ahead and thanked every community member for participating in the demonstration process encouraging them to maintain the same spirit of working together for an effective development in their entire village. Together they agreed on the date and time that the next meeting would take place, and the meeting came to an end with a prayer from one of the community members. 

Next Visit: 2018-12-05 - Purpose: Continue with the demonstration stoves

Report Photos

5131 Some of the community members participating in mixing and stamping the dirt that is to be used for building the demonstration stove.
5134 A Kibo staff teaching one of the community members how to cut and level the banana stems that will be used to build the stove.