Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2018-12-12

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2018-12-13 03:10:40 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2018-12-18 07:22:27 UTC
Trip Time
22:10-17:29 (-5 h 19 m)
Village Time
12:33-15:21 (2 h 48 m)
Travel Time
-8 h 31 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The water and sanitation hygiene facilities are are well maintained 
Village Critical Needs
Continue empowering the community with the skills of building the fuel efficient stoves which would greatly improve on their lives. 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise themselves for the next meeting 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lessons 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The community has formed a few developmental groups that always meet once or twice in a week and discuss about the challenges they face and how to find possible solutions for them. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
The community has got a good leadership structure. 
Village Notes
The community members are willing to work together so as to improve 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 went to Buluvu village with the purpose of building more demonstration stoves. When they arrived there, they found the community members in their respective groups preparing the materials that were going to be used for building the demonstration stoves. After exchanging greetings, Suzan left with the second group at the lower part of the village while Jessica remained at the upper side with the first group. They carried out the demonstration process while some members were watching every step. During the demonstration, Kibo staff kept on encouraging the members to practice by participating in certain steps of building like stamping and mixing the dirt, cutting the banana stems and smoothening the stove. This was important because through practicing would make them perfect while they continued building the stoves on their own without help from the Kibo staff. Practicing also helps members to master the skills of building easily without being left behind. The community members got too excited during the demonstration process and kept on dancing and singing songs of joy which attracted more members to join them. They also kept on asking questions during the process which was important because it helped them learn and understand the steps for building in an appropriate way. After successfully building two demonstration stoves in two different homes, members came together at the meeting place and briefly exchanged views concerning the healthy and safe kitchen activities with Kibo staff. Jessica encouraged each member to maintain sanitation and hygiene in their homes for a healthy living and also continue smearing their kitchens and the fuel efficient stoves to minimize dust and jiggers. The community was so appreciative for the whole kitchen program and promised to continue working together as a community for a better health. The meeting finally came to an end with a prayer from Suzan. 

Next Visit: 2019-01-09 - Purpose: To build demonstration stoves with the community

Report Photos

5294 Community members participating in mixing and stamping the dirt to be used for building the demonstration stove
5297 Young mothers smiling at the camera as they practice smoothening the already built energy saving stove.