Suzan,Harriet,Tape and Jessica went to the village to build the demonstration stoves. When they arrived there they found the community members gathered at the meeting place waiting patiently for the demonstration process to take place.
The members welcomed Kibo staff to their village and after having a few discussion and greetings, Suzan requested each member to go to their respective groups so that they could prepare for the demonstration process. Kibo staff together with the members first visited the homes where the stoves were previously built . This was intended to find out whether the members had kept on smearing the stoves to avoid them from cracking. Interestingly one member had really taken good care of her stove while another member was unable and the stove had started cracking. Kibo staff corrected the mistake by filling the cracks and smearing the stove.
During the whole process, the kitchens staff also kept on encouraging the members to maintain their hygiene especially outside and within the kitchens by continuous smearing of the stoves,kitchen walls and floors for a better healthy living.
Later on, the two groups separated and left with their leaders from Kibo to the selected homes where the demonstration process was going to be carried out. This time the community had decided to build for the two conflicting previously conflicting co-wives which was one of the process of uniting these two women in their respective groups.Tape and Suzan led the first group as Harriet and Jessica led the second. Kibo staff found that most building materials were already assembled which saved time and a sign of showing that the group is interested in the program.Kibo staff begun building the stoves while they explained each step to the members, this was important because each member needed to learn the skills step by step without being left out.
Finally the two demonstration stoves were successfully built in two different homes. Kibo staff thanked all the members for their time and interest in learning, Harriet requested members to improve on their general sanitation and hygiene within their homes so as to live a healthy life with their families.
The community thanked Kibo staff for the Healthy and Safe Kitchen Program saying it would greatly improve on their lives and promised to always participate in all the lessons . The meeting came to an end after the community and Kibo staff agreed upon the date that the next meeting would take place.
Next Visit: 2019-02-22 - Purpose: To teach participants how to remove banana stems from the built stoves.
Harriet correcting mistakes on the stove that developed cracks.