Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2019-01-18

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2019-01-18 07:21:39 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2019-01-21 02:15:00 UTC
Trip Time
10:22-17:26 (7 h 4 m)
Village Time
12:27-15:03 (2 h 36 m)
Travel Time
4 h 28 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The water and sanitation committee members are working hard to see that they improve and maintain their sanitation and hygiene within their community for a better healthy life. 
Village Critical Needs
To continue empowering the community with the skills of building the energy saving stoves since many are still using the three stone open flames for cooking 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise themselves for the next meeting 
Staff Action Steps
To prepare for the next lessons 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The water and sanitation hygiene facilities are well maintained especially around the borehole. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Not yet identified 
Allow Ownership
There’s a good leadership structure within the community 
Village Notes
The community members are very hardworking people and willing to improve on their healthy lives through participating in the healthy and safe kitchen program lessons 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan went to the village purposely to follow up on the stoves that were built in the previous visit and also to demonstrate how the banana stems are removed from the one week old built energy saving stoves. When she arrived there, she went straight to the home where the demonstration had previously taken place and found some of the community members gathered with their L.C.1 chairperson. They happily welcomed her and after exchanging greetings, Suzan apologized for the quick meeting that had taken place in the previous visit due to the sudden change of weather. The community were so great full and understanding enough. Suzan and the members immediately entered the kitchen and cross checked the stove which wasn’t properly completed. Together they went out and mixed some soil and water, carried it inside and made some few repairs. Suzan encouraged the members to keep on smearing their stoves and kitchens so as to avoid cracks and jiggers, also it would make the home look neat. Thereafter, they moved around a few homes monitoring how the stoves were used and maintained,the members were so great full for the new stove that was introduced in their community,saying how fast it cooked their food and saving time for other activities. Suzan thanked the members for participating in the healthy and safe kitchen lessons and encouraged them to maintain the same spirit for an improved healthy life. The meeting came to an end after agreeing on the next date and time that the next meeting would take place. 

Next Visit: 2019-01-21 - Purpose: To build more demonstration stoves and also encourage the community members to smear their kitchens and stoves