Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-01-25

Report ID
4103
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-01-28 00:37:45 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-01-28 01:22:03 UTC
Trip Time
10:29-18:22 (7 h 53 m)
Village Time
12:18-15:59 (3 h 41 m)
Travel Time
4 h 12 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
The community members have maintained their sanitation standards in the homes that were sampled that day 
Village Critical Needs
 
Village Action Steps
To continue looking after the new well properly and making sure every water user obeys the bylaws that were formulated 
Staff Action Steps
To call the water and sanitation committee and remind them to mobilise the commmunity for a general meeting 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
The group of people that learnt a skill of building stoves, they earning some money by building these stoves for other people in the surrounding communities. 
Three Stone Fires
no 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
 
Allow Ownership
There is a great sense of ownership and love for what they do like making stoves 
Village Notes
Buyange has been going through a very difficult time since the LC 1 elections that divided up the community, however it was noticed that the village has gradually healed from that and majority of the people are working together. 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities,water chain,hygiene and sanitation 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1 
Visitor Attendees
 
Total Attendance
Look Up
 
Notes
Alex was in Buyange to follow up on the new borehole status that was recently drilled by Kibo group. This was found in a good condition and still functioning very well however the borehole fence soon needs to be replaced since some poles were eaten up by termites. The water user committee chairperson Faridah promised to talk to the rest of the water users and quickly work on the fence as this was also on top of their agenda. The well has never had any breakdown issue since it was drilled and the borehole account has risen up to 450,000/= because the water users keep on contributing money as it was agreed upon in the bylaws that the community agreed to follow. Alex also reminded the water committee to be very active and ensure that the borehole is looked after very well and all the water users respect the bylaws. Together with 5 people, they visited about 15 homes checking on the sanitation standards in the village and it was observed that the village was still maintaining these facilities. Some people were encouraged to replace the dish racks were starting to bend down due to termites and Alex showed them a better way of constructing the movable dish racks that can’t easily be eaten up by termites. This is a new way that WASH is promoting in the villages after realizing that the stationed dish racks do last longer because most of them are eaten up by the termites. The new village chairman was however not present at the time when we were moving around but his vice joined us and Alex asked if the new village leadership committee had a plan to make sure the village sanitation standards is maintained. He told Alex that yes the LC committee has a plan and they want to supplement on the great job that Kibo has done in Buyange and so they want to make sure that the village maintains this status because was really badly off before Kibo came to work. The village leadership committee requested for a village meeting together with Kibo so that a lot can be discussed in this meeting on a way forward to maintain the village sanitation. This meeting shall be scheduled in the second week of March and the village leaders will be called to mobilize everyone to attend. 

Next Visit: 2019-03-13 - Purpose: A village general meeting about sanitation