Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2019-02-21

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2019-02-21 00:47:54 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2019-02-22 02:08:55 UTC
Trip Time
10:15-17:48 (7 h 33 m)
Village Time
12:27-15:48 (3 h 21 m)
Travel Time
4 h 12 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Village Critical Needs
Continue teaching and encouraging the community members to smear their home facilities for a healthy living 
Village Action Steps
To continue mobilising themselves to participate in the program lessons 
Staff Action Steps
To plan and prepare to carry out the next meeting 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The community has formed a few groups aimed at identifying their challenges and how to find possible solutions to them, such as the money savings and lending groups. 
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 very willing and interested in improving on their healthy lives. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza,Jeska Nairuba,Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet, Suzan and Jessica went to the village to practically teach the community members how to build an energy saving stove. They arrived there and found some committee members sitting under a mango tree waiting for them. After exchanging greetings, the committee chairperson informed Kibo staff about some members who were unable to come in time because they had a party in the village and some people had gone to attend. But because of the weather that was changing so first( threatening to rain)Harriet requested the members to move to the site where the demonstration was going to be carried out so that they would begin the first stages as they waited for more members to join.The members led Kibo staff to the ant hill where they all participated in digging and carrying the dirt to the compound nearby the kitchen. Kibo staff counted and measured the basins of grass and termite dirt at the ratio of one to two basins of dirt to grass while explaining to the community it’s importance. Kibo staff started stamping the dirt which attracted the community and Kibo staff until it was ready for building the stove. Jessica also requested members to come close so that she would teach them how to measure and cut the banana stems which would be fixed in the stove. Kibo staff later on entered the kitchen and began building the stove step by step as they explained the whole process to the members. This was important because the members needed to learn the skills since it was the first time. Kibo staff also encouraged them to keep asking questions Incase they felt left out for this would help them learn easily and faster. A demonstration stove was finally built and the community was so greatful for the program that Kibo group introduced to their village,saying it would benefit them greatly and also improve on their wellbeing. Kibo staff thanked all the members for their time and participating in some steps, the meeting then came to an end with a prayer from one of the committee member. 

Next Visit: 2019-02-27 - Purpose: Building demonstration stoves and removing the banana stems out of the old stove.

Report Photos

5900 The community members participating in mixing and stamping the dirt that is going to be used for building a demonstration stove.