Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Kiteigalwa - Bugiri

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2019-02-15

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2019-02-15 07:01:18 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2019-02-15 08:37:49 UTC
Trip Time
09:38-17:26 (7 h 48 m)
Village Time
12:00-15:00 (3 h 0 m)
Travel Time
4 h 48 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The community bought a rice milling machine. 
Village Critical Needs
Need for stoves because some people still cook on open flames. 
Village Action Steps
Moblise each other to participate in the meetings. 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lesson. 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
They have an active funeral association whereby incase a member looses a dear one is being supported by Ugx 100,000 as contribution towards the funeral. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Good leadership structure. 
Village Notes
In the Healthy and Safe kitchen program most participants are women this could be because most men have more than one wife so it becomes hard for them to decide which woman to represent in the meetings. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
building lessons 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza,Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet and Susan found two conflicting co-wives at the meeting place who welcomed them to have gone to help them settle their conflicts. The women also asked Kibo to invite their husband to be part of the meeting. Harriet reached him on phone and fortunately he turned up . Harriet briefed their husband Mr. Iduma who is at the same time the Chairperson LC1 of the village about what was going on between his wives. Mr. Iduma seemed to be shocked about the conflicts because none of his wife had ever told him about it.The first woman (Namukwana)was complaining that the husband doesn’t take care of her like the way he takes care of her co- wife. She said that the man refused to build for her a kitchen and she had to mobilize her children to build it for yet he built a kitchen for the young co-wife. In the meeting the young woman assured her co-wife that even her she had to hire some one to build for a kitchen . She told her co- wife she did not know why Namukwana( first wife) was angry of her. This was very interesting for all the two women to realize that they are treated equally and they apologized before each other for the bitter words they exchanged before knowing the truth.They also asked their husband to support them other than leaving them to do things by themselves. She also reminded him that a village leader and as a parent he should set a good example. He also promised and asked his wives to always tell him in case their any conflicts among them so that he can help them to overcome it. He also thanked Kibo for reconciling his wives. After they all went for the general meeting because the members were already waiting . Kibo staff taught them about smearing of their home facilities.kibo encouraged them that smearing would make these facilities look strong and neat and it is one of the requirements of a standard kitchen before a stove is built in there. The group assigned a task of the first two women who got the very first demonstration stoves to smear their kitchens before the next meeting. Kibo staff also asked the group to identify the next two participants to get stoves in the next meeting. The group based on the reconciliation they show between Iduma’s wives and they chose them to be the next ones to get stoves in the next meeting. Kibo staff thanked the community for being able and always willing to make good decisions for the good of their community. They also encouraged them to stay working together in order to achieve success in what ever they do. 

Next Visit: 2019-02-18 - Purpose: Teach the participants how to practically build stoves.