Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-01-14

Report ID
3950
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-01-15 06:32:02 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-01-15 07:36:04 UTC
Trip Time
10:23-18:32 (8 h 9 m)
Village Time
12:46-16:19 (3 h 33 m)
Travel Time
4 h 36 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
There is a great improvement in sanitation and hygiene standards 
Village Critical Needs
 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise each other and work on leveling the borehole compound and building a new fence 
Staff Action Steps
To go back for mote training of the new water user committee and duscusding the community roles and rspondibilities towards their borehole 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
unknown 
Ownership Story
 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
 
Allow Ownership
There is more community cooperation between Ituba C and Namuwondo village 
Village Notes
 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee selection,user committee training,roles and responsibilities 
How Many Men Attended
12 
How Many Women Attended
27 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,VHT 
Visitor Attendees
 
Total Attendance
39 
Look Up
 
Notes
Alex was in Ituba to meet with the community about the remaining steps that have to be fulfilled before a borehole is used by the community. There was a temporary water committee that was selected in the beginning aid the process of borehole drilling. The community had suggested that they select a committee that was to work temporary and later come up with a permanent committee. A committee that had been put in place in the beginning was the same that was confirmed to work permanent. This committee is led by a woman called Ewuleni Nakilanda as the chairperson. In total, a committee of 8 people was selected. A water user committee is very important because it’s the one that takes control and the lead of taking good care of the borehole. Alex had to tell the gathering that the fact that this borehole is seen as complete by most people in the village because it pumps out water, it’s not yet completed because the borehole has no fence yet, no soak pit, it needs a trained water committee. Alex also did guide the community members on how a standard borehole should look like and guided them on how to build this fence. A standard soak pit was also talked about and the size that needs to be dug. The community asked about why the water was not clearing well and Alex told them to be patient and keep pumping the borehole until it will clear. However, the borehole was very clear that day and there was no any color change observed. He told them to be vigilant and watch out for any color change this week. Alex would then inform the drilling company about and see if they need to come back and blow again. The community members together with the committee were left a task of making sure that they complete building a fence, soak pit and leveling of the borehole compound. Alex will have to go back and inspect the work done and continue preloading the community through the other steps remaining like training of the water user committee and the going through the community roles and responsibilities. A group of about 38 people attended the meeting and many missed to attend because there were some two people that passed away recently. 

Next Visit: 2019-01-23 - Purpose: Training of the water user committee and inspect the new borehole fence

Report Photos

5396 New borehole water user committee selected by the community members to take the lead at the borehole.
5399 Alex guiding the community members on how to build a new strong borehole fence.
5402 Alex while in a community water meeting.