Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-01-11

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-01-14 00:36:23 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-01-14 01:46:58 UTC
Trip Time
10:13-18:53 (8 h 40 m)
Village Time
12:27-16:12 (3 h 45 m)
Travel Time
4 h 55 m

Current State

Participation Rating
There is a great community cooperation amongst the women and majority of the women are participating and building for each other the stoves. 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
The vhts, LC1 and the community members need to come together for a meeting to discuss ways to maintain their sanitation standards in the village and this needs to be an ongoing conversation even during the village meetings. 
Staff Action Steps
To go back and have a meeting with all the members and other stakeholders guiding the community on how to maintain their sanitation standards and as WASH plans to exit Buluvu village. 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
The women in Buluvu have been very active building stoves together and this has promoted unity in the community. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities,ownership and sustainability,hygiene and sanitation 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex went to Buluvu first to follow up on the individuals who had not yet completed improving their sanitation standards in their homes. These homes were being reflected in the third evaluation list which was done by Tom before the new borehole in Buluvu. Alex had to follow up on those that were still missing one or two sanitation facilities making sure every home had a pit latrine and the village was completely open defecation free and then update this third evaluation. Alex together with 3 sanitation committtee members, Jowelia, Kansime and Namukose walked around the village and visited those specific homes that needed to reach a status that was required. Karim for the first time in his home completed a new pit latrine but he unfortunately passed on recently towards Christmas. Patrick in the lower section of the village also completed his pit latrine. The vhts have a list of all the homes in the village and it shows only one home missing a pit latrine belonging to a drunkard man. Alex moved into the lower section of the village where the new borehole is located and met the borehole caretaker Nadoi at the well. This well is being maintained and the compound is extremely clean. He talked to the vice chairperson Mr. Oketcho together with the treasurer Masiata and he encouraged them to do their job as told making sure everything about the borehole is goes right. All the bylaws that were agreed upon by all the water users should be followed and maintained. The people in the village were very happy to see Alex back after a while and they thanked him and the rest of the WASH staff that kept encouraging the community to have clean homes which they are now proud of. Alex told the vhts to organize for a community general meeting and Kibo would join them for that meeting to discuss ways that will be followed to maintain the village sanitation status. WASH is now at a point of exiting Buluvu village. 

Next Visit: 2019-03-20 - Purpose: A general community meeting

Report Photos

5363 Buluvu new borehole status and it’s being maintained very well.
5366 The borehole looks extremely clean and the borehole caretaker was encouraged to keep up the good spirit making sure the borehole is pumped well and well swept
5369 Masiata is the borehole treasurer and she is proud of her new stove
5372 Masiata did a very good job smearing her new stove