Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2019-02-06

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2019-02-07 07:36:39 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2019-02-08 01:40:46 UTC
Trip Time
10:04-17:21 (7 h 17 m)
Village Time
12:10-15:15 (3 h 5 m)
Travel Time
4 h 12 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The water and sanitation facilities are well maintained 
Village Critical Needs
Continue guiding them as they build their own stoves and encourage them to smear their home facilities 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise themselves to participate in the program lessons. 
Staff Action Steps
To plan and prepare for the next lessons 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The community members have got different programs with committee members who meet once in a week to identify their problems and find solutions to them . 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
There’s a good leadership structure 
Village Notes
The community members are active and willing to improve on their health wellbeing 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza,Jeska Nairuba,Tape Bwana,Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Jessica, Suzan,Tape and Harriet went to the village to monitor the energy saving stoves that were built by the community members and also to follow up on the smearing activity that was taught in the previous meeting. When they arrived at the village, they went straight to the committee chairperson’s home and found her sitting under a mango tree with other committee members patiently waiting for Kibo staff. The members welcomed Kibo staff to their village and after exchanging greetings, Harriet requested them to walk with them around the village visiting home to home while monitoring the stove usage and other facilities. During the monitoring process, some stoves were found poorly built while others were perfect. Kibo staff showed them their mistakes and kindly requested the members who had perfectly mastered the skills of building the stove to teach the other members who had built their stoves poorly. This was important in a way that it would help the entire community to develop faster and effectively without leaving other members behind. Some members had also smeared their kitchens and other facilities neatly while others smeared them poorly. Kibo staff again encouraged the community to keep smearing all their facilities for it would minimize dust and jiggers and make the home look neat and healthy. Kibo staff made an appointment with the community in the next coming meeting to demonstrate how the smearing activity is carried out. Later after moving around the village, Kibo staff met some other new community members from the other side of the village who picked interest in the stove program and kindly requested to be taught how to build a fuel efficient stove. Kibo staff accepted their request and made an appointment to introduce the program to them in the next meeting. The members were so grateful for the program and promised to continue working together as a community for a better Healthy living. The meeting came to an end with a prayer from Suzan. 

Next Visit: 2019-02-13 - Purpose: To introduce the program to the new members of the same village and also to demonstrate the smearing activity