Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Bukhudumira - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2018-12-03

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2018-12-03 07:31:37 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2018-12-04 08:44:07 UTC
Trip Time
10:17-17:18 (7 h 1 m)
Village Time
12:06-15:30 (3 h 24 m)
Travel Time
3 h 37 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The water and sanitation hygiene facilities are well maintained, as well as the healthy and safe kitchen committee group is working hard with the community to see that the program operates effectively for a healthy living. 
Village Critical Needs
The community members need more skills for building the fuel efficient stoves since they are still using three stone open flames. 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise themselves to participate in the next lessons. 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lessons 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The community formed a few developmental groups that always meet once or twice in a week and discuss about their challenges and how to deal with them. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
There‚Äôs a good leadership structure 
Village Notes
The community is very active when it comes to dealing with developmental issues. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Jeska Nairuba 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Suzan winnie keddi 
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Jessica and Suzan were in the village with the intention of building more demonstration stoves. When they arrived at the village, one of the community members welcomed them and guided them to one of the homes where other members had gathered busy practicing how to build the energy saving stoves on their own. The members happily welcomed Kibo staff at their village while singing songs of joy on top of their voices, and after exchanging greetings they immediately informed Kibo staff how far they had gone trying to build the stoves on their own. Kibo staff together with the members decided to first move around the village to monitor the already built stoves and correct the mistakes where necessary. Many stoves were not well built because the members lucked enough knowledge and skills for building a proper energy saving stove. Jessica and Suzan demolished some stoves that were not well built with the help of the members and built two more demonstration stoves in two different homes. Jessica kept on explaining every single step during the demonstration process and encouraged the members to keep practicing by participating in other steps of building such as stamping the dirt, cutting the banana stems and smearing the stove. This was important because the members were not well equipped with all the skills they needed to build a fine stove. Two stoves were successfully built that day and Kibo staff thanked all members for their effort to build stoves on their own. They also thanked them for their participation and encouraged them to continue practicing for a better perfection . The meeting finally came to an end after the members and Kibo staff agreed on the date and time that the next meeting would take place. A prayer was then led by a member from the community. 

Next Visit: 2018-12-10 - Purpose: Continue building more demonstration stoves

Report Photos

5137 One of the community members watching Jessica repairing a stove that was not well built by the members.
5140 Some of the community members getting involved in mixing the dirt that is to be used for building a demonstration stove.