Check on specific homes and meet with village lead
This visit to Kagulu was to target those homes that are still working to meet the standards in sanitation and hygiene. By the time WASH carried out a third survey, some homes hadn’t met the required standards and so WASH staffs have since kept pushing these homes to meet the standards and encouraging them to make sure they are doing what is required. Kauta John has also completed digging a new pit and two new pits were also spotted in the trading center.
Alex first met with the LC 1 Namusayi village and moved in those homes in his village that were still lagging behind. On a good note, most of the homes have greatly improved. He managed to see two new complete pit latrines, one for Geoffrey and Stephen Kilanda. However, as they were still walking into other homes, rain started and disrupted the program.
Alex together with two LCs then met and he told them to mobilize people for a large village meeting next week targeting the current Sanitation state of their village of which will be discussed as a community. Every facility will be discussed in the meeting and how the community plans to maintain these facilities even when Kibo leaves the village.
Depending on how the community will respond, Alex will then break the news about Kibo planing to give a new well to Kagulu village. Currently most people have to wake up by 2:00am to come to the borehole to get water and most people end up waiting for long hours before they can get water from this low yield borehole located in the trading center.
There is a great sense of community ownership and understanding about the importance of sanitation facilities in a home
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
The Local council committees and leaders were told to mobilise all the community members for a general meeting on monday 28/01/2019
Staff Action Steps
To call the LCs for the four sections in Kagulu reminding them of their role to mobilise the people for a general meeting. Also Alex has to organise what will be discussed in the meeting about the current sanitation state of the village and introduce the water program
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
There are many saving groups that come together to save money together
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Water Access Explain
The existing borehole at the trading is a low yield one and most people spend more than 6 hours waiting to get one jerrycan of water.
The leadership in central Kagulu and Namusayi village is strong and cooperative in Kibo group programs.
Kagulu village was divided up into 4 villages recently because it was very large but Kibo group is working in all the sections but together the community has to come together and agree together on a way forward to maintain the sanitation status and the location for a new well in Kagulu
Next Visit: 2019-01-28 - Purpose: General community meeting and follow up on the remaining few homes still working.
Geoffrey’s new pit latrine almost done. This home is very big and they were encouraged to dig a second pit latrine which Geoffrey has done