Alex together with two sub county officials, the community development officer and the sub county chief went to Kagulu to meet with the village members about the current village sanitation status. All the four chairmen for the four village sections were present, Mr. Suula one of the village leaders appreciated Kibo group for everything they have done in Kagulu since the year 2016. The village has greatly changed since Kibo came to Kagulu three years ago. He appreciated the trees that were given out to people and they were planted, goats were later given and for many of the people multiplied and now have cows.
The community was taught to make stoves and some people got these stoves and they highly appreciate them.
Other political leaders like the area councilor, the parish chief and the community development officer also thanked Kibo group for the help rendered to this community. Kagulu has changed because of Kibo group, all the leaders that attended the meeting were impressed by how the village has changed.
The village people that attended the meeting were also very appreciative to Kibo group when they were asked what they have so benefited from Kibo group. Many of the people appreciated Tom, Enock, Martin and the rest of the WASH staff for helping their village to reach the sanitation status and making everyone understand the importance of having a pit latrine in his/ her home and other sanitation facilities.
Kibo group has now taken close to two years encouraging the village through Sanitation and hygiene. Alex then told the village how far they have come from, first the baseline survey that was conducted only shown about 38% of the people had pit latrines and currently after the third survey, 87% of the people now have pit latrines that meet the standards. For the last two months WASH staffs have been following up on the people that have not yet met the standards and 12 people that were still missing pit latrines. While in the meeting, Alex told the village that until all the 12 have met the required standards that’s when Kibo group will be happy and everyone can celebrate the fact that no one will be practicing open defecation in the village.
He called on everyone in the village to join efforts and have even the remaining homes change. Alex lastly told the gathering that Kibo is still happy to partner with them if at all they are still interested in Kibo. He then broke the news that Kibo group is planning to give them a new borehole in Kagulu but only if the village meets all the requirements beginning with the sanitation and hygiene status.
WASH staff will soon update the third survey with the information of those households that were still working and needed to update them in the final survey and determine whether the village is ready for the new borehole drilling. Alex will go back for another meeting with the village and follow up on the specific homes to be updated in the final survey.
There is a great improvement in sanitation standards in the village that every leader in the village is proud of
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To improve more in the remaining sanitation areas to meet the standards
Staff Action Steps
To call the village leaders and remind them to mobilise everyone again to come for the meeting
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Managed to see a group of women that come together to save money that is used to support each other in the group
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Water Access Explain
There are many people in Kagulu that have challenges getting clean water because one borehole available in Kagulu center is a low yield and the village can get less 50 Jerrycans of water a day and it takes about 30 minutes to fill a Jerrycan.
There is high level of community cooperation and strong leadership
Kagulu village was recently divided up into 4 other villages and all have been combined in sanitation program and as well they will be guided together during the process of borehole drilling and the location
Next Visit: 2019-02-06 - Purpose: General meeting and follow up on specific homes to make sure they meet the required standards and update them in the final survey.
Alex facilitated the meeting and guided the community on a way forward for Kagulu village
60 people attended this first meeting
Some of the village members that attended the meeting