Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2019-01-28

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2019-01-30 01:03:34 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2019-01-30 09:51:08 UTC
Trip Time
10:23-16:43 (6 h 20 m)
Village Time
12:10-14:45 (2 h 35 m)
Travel Time
3 h 45 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The water and sanitation hygiene facilities are well maintained especially around the borehole 
Village Critical Needs
The community needs more guidance while they try to build stoves on their own and also to continue encouraging them to smear their home facilities. 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise themselves to participate in the next meeting 
Staff Action Steps
To plan and prepare for the next meeting 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The water and sanitation hygiene facilities are well maintained 
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 in the community 
Village Notes
The women are more hardworking than men 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove,adjustements 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Jeska Nairuba,Tape Bwana,Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Tape, Suzan and Jessica went to the village purposely to guide the community as they built stoves on their own and also to encourage them to smear their kitchens,stoves,latrines and bathrooms. When they arrived at the village, they found a tree that they always sit and hold their meetings cut down while some committee members were sitting at a nearby shop within the trading center. The committee chairperson madam kansiime together with other members welcomed the kitchens staff and later informed them about some conflicts that had risen within their community which led to the cutting of the tree. And for that reason, the meeting place was shifted to the committee chairperson’s compound under a mango tree. The kitchens staff with the community briefly discussed about the activities that were to be carried out that day and without wasting time, went to the home where the energy saving stove was going to be built. Some members had already completed the first steps of the building process which was mixing and stamping the dirt. Others joined in carrying the dirt inside the kitchen and began building while the kitchens staff guided and explained every step they carried out. This was very important because some members didn’t master some steps perfectly especially while measuring and fixing the banana stems in right places. During the building process, the kitchens staff kept on encouraging the members to improve on their sanitation and hygiene and also to keep smearing their home facilities for a better healthy living. And after building the stove, Kibo staff requested some members who had learnt how to build stoves on their own to always try helping those who hadn’t mastered the skills for building whenever they found free time together. Kibo staff thanked all the members for participating in all the healthy and safe kitchen lessons and the meeting came to an end with a prayer from Jessica. 

Next Visit: 2019-02-06 - Purpose: Continue guiding the community as they try building stoves on their own and to monitor other kitchen facilities

Report Photos

5615 One of a community member in neat kitchen preparing to cook with her energy saving stove