Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2018-12-05

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2018-12-05 09:09:13 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2018-12-18 04:33:15 UTC
Trip Time
10:10-18:02 (7 h 52 m)
Village Time
12:18-16:20 (4 h 2 m)
Travel Time
3 h 50 m

Current State

Participation Rating
the community has improved on their hygiene and sanitation like its facilities are well maintained. 
Village Critical Needs
To continue empowering the community with the skills of building the energy saving stoves since they are still using the three stone open flames for cooking. 
Village Action Steps
To 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 village has formed groups aimed at identifying their challenges and trying to find better solutions for them. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Not yet identified 
Allow Ownership
There‚Äôs a good leadership structure in the community 
Village Notes
The community is generally active in engaging themselves in developmental activities mainly aimed at improving on their healthy lives. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Jeska Nairuba,Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan and Jessica were in the village with the purpose of building more demonstration stoves since many community members had not mastered all the skills for building the energy saving stove. They arrived at the village safely and headed straight to one of the homes where the demonstration process was going to be carried out. The members got so excited welcoming Kibo staff with happiness while singing songs of joy. The committee chairperson informed Kibo staff how they had already divided themselves into two groups whereby one group had gone to the lower side of the village while one remained at the upper side. Both groups had all the building materials in place ready for the demonstration to take place. Jessica decided to remain with the upper group for the demonstration while Suzan went and led the other group at the lower part of the village. This was a very important suggestion because the village was quite big with the members somehow scattered making it hard and tiresome for other members to travel and meet in one place most especially the old and pregnant women. It also created enough space for the members to watch and learn the skills of building the energy saving stoves. Suzan and Jessica carried out the demonstration process in two different homes where by some community members got involved in the activity mainly by stamping the dirt and practicing how to smear/smoothen the already built stoves . During the demonstration, Kibo staff kept on explaining every step to the members just to ensure that they understood and were not left behind until all the two stoves were successfully built. The entire community came together and thanked Kibo staff for the healthy and safe kitchen program saying that it would greatly improve on their healthy lives if they continued with the same spirit of working together as a team in their community. Kibo staff also thanked the members for their efforts to attend and participate in the demonstration process. Together they agreed upon the date and time that the next meeting would take place and the meeting was closed with a prayer from the committee vice chairperson. 

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

Report Photos

5300 Some of the community members practicing how to smoothen and smear the energy saving stove.
5303 The community members happily rejoicing after building a demonstration stove