Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kagulu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-02-06

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-02-07 06:10:01 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-02-07 07:38:17 UTC
Trip Time
10:22-19:08 (8 h 46 m)
Village Time
13:13-16:34 (3 h 21 m)
Travel Time
5 h 25 m

Current State

Participation Rating
There is a great a community cooperation that was observed during the meeting and each person had respect for one another when discussing in the meeting and many of the people ask questions and participate in the meetings. 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To encourage each other to maintain all their sanitation facilities at all times and the remaining homes that haven’t met the standards the village needs to combine efforts so that all the people do meet the standards. 
Staff Action Steps
To go back and have a meeting with the new water committee, sanitation committee and the village leaders and move home to home visiting the remaining homes updating their current sanitation and hygiene status 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Alex managed to see a group of people putting money together to save and support each other in their needs 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
There are still issues of many people in the trading center and Namusayi villages to get water since two of the nearby wells are low yield and some people have to walk more than 2km to get water. 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
Kagulu is soon going to have its health center facility uplifted from a health center two to a health center 3 and also the new sub county of Kagulu will be in operational starting July. There are so many good things that village will soon be celebrating about including declaring Kagulu an open defecation free village when eventually meet that status 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,hygiene and sanitation,contribution 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
LC1,LC3,Health Assistant,VHT,Parish Councillor 
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex went to this village for a meeting with the village people about encouraging everyone to sustain their sanitation and hygiene standards in their homes. He shared with the village its current sanitation status and told them that by November last year when a third survey was conducted he Kibo , about 87% had met the standards required and 12 homes were still defecating in the open. He told the gathering of about 90 people that Kibo group has spend a lot of time in their village talking about hygiene and sanitation not because they don’t have other villages to go to but desiring the best for them. Two years ago before the Kibo WASH joined in, the village was badly off with so many cases of open defecation but the village has greatly improved since then and so Alex called on everyone that came to the meeting that we need more efforts to encourage even those few remaining individuals to also meet the standards and the village would celebrate together achieving this status. All the village leaders that came to the meeting were told to join the sanitation committee to meet with those individuals remaining with some areas to work on to also complete. Alex also told the village the conditions that the village has to meet before the borehole can be drilled. One being that the village has to be open defecation free with no one pooping in the open. People know the value of a pit latrine and it’s usage. A village contribution of at least 300,000/=, a committee to be in place to aid in the process leading to the drilling of a new borehole and many others. The people were very excited to hear this from Kibo group having told them these conditions. The people accepted to maintain their facilities and talk to the people that have to complete their facilities to finish up quickly. Even the area councilor Mpango Samuel promised to move home to home this week telling all the people to maintain these facilities and contributing money for the borehole construction and drilling . Alex’s next visit will target to move specifically in all the homes that need to be updated with their status in the third survey and know the village hygiene and sanitation status before continuing with the process of preparing the village going through the steps to be met by the village before the borehole can be drilled in Kagulu. While in the meeting, some of the village people managed to contribute 45000/= cash towards the borehole contribution. Alex visited mustafa one of the people who had do no pit latrines and he had completed a new one. Also Aftali completed his new pit latrine recently, Duke completed and the remaining people will be visited to see how far they have gone. Alex together with the chairman Mr. Suula visited Tonny the boy that was recently operated in Jinja to check on his state and good news he was recovering steadily and again the village was very appreciative to Kibo group for the help extended out to this family. 

Next Visit: 2019-02-13 - Purpose: Follow up on target homes to update their status and meeting with the new water user committee discussing their roles during this borehole construction process

Report Photos

5693 A village gathering at the meeting place in Kagulu
5696 A tentative water user committee that was selected by the village to aid in the process that leads to the drilling of the new borehole in Kagulu