Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-01-23

Report ID
4085
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-01-24 06:55:04 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-01-24 08:00:56 UTC
Trip Time
10:36-17:53 (7 h 17 m)
Village Time
12:48-15:57 (3 h 9 m)
Travel Time
4 h 8 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
Even some of the homes that were still missing some facilities have tried to work on them 
Village Critical Needs
The village leaders and vhts need to be more empowered to follow up on the sanitation and hygiene standards in the village 
Village Action Steps
To complete the borehole fence to meet the standards, work on the borehole compound and to mobilise each other to come for the next water meeting 
Staff Action Steps
To plan a lesson that will be used to guide the community on better ways of maintaining a safe water chain and taking good care of the well 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
Alex managed to see two groups of people in the community that come together every Wednesday to put money together and support each other in other needs 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
 
Allow Ownership
There is trust built amongst the people in the village 
Village Notes
This village now entirely get water from this new well from Kibo after the old borehole broke down recently. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities 
How Many Men Attended
11 
How Many Women Attended
27 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,VHT 
Visitor Attendees
 
Total Attendance
38 
Look Up
 
Notes
This meeting took place at the borehole site under the mango tree where all the people gathered to discuss ways of how to look after their new borehole. The old borehole that was drilled by the government broke down last week and now this leaves only one borehole that Kibo group drilled in the village serving many people in the village. About 120 homes now get water from this new well. This leaves this borehole very busy as many people come to get water from it. Also also noticed that the water cleared very well and there were no any complaints raised from the village members about the water changing color to look brown and dirty. This was the reason why this borehole was left for the community to pump in order for the water to clear. Alex did a training lesson of the new water user committee about their roles and responsibilities making sure that each committee member knows what to do. Alex told them that each of the members have to be very active at all times that is when the borehole will function as required. For example the water user committee needs to make sure that all the water users pay all the dues towards the borehole account, ensure the borehole fence is on at all times, the Jerrycans that fetch water needs to be clean. The same water committee has to make sure that sanitation and hygiene standards are maintained in all the village households. Alex also talked about the safe water chain, making sure that the clean water got from the borehole has to end up in a clean home and using clean water containers like pots and Jerrycans. This prevents almost 95% of diseases brought by poor sanitation and hygiene. It is important that all the people in the village be responsible enough making sure that they follow all the bylaws that will be enacted soon. The borehole bylaws were not done because many people didn’t come to the meeting and so it was pushed to the next meeting on 4/2/2019. Alex then visited two homes to check on them and see if they had made progress. On a good note, Edmond built a structure on his new pit and he is planning to roof it soon. Also Yafusa completed his new pit latrine and built a structure. Another meeting will be held next to come up with the bylaws that each water user can follow. 

Next Visit: 2019-02-04 - Purpose: To have a general meeting with all the people to guide them as they enact their borehole bylaws.

Report Photos

5525 Edmond’s new pit latrine
5528 The new borehole serving the community
5531 Some of the community members that attended the meeting