Mvule Community Development - Bupaluka - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Bamulumbye on 2019-02-22

Report ID
4440
Created by
Alex Bamulumbye
Created date
2019-02-22 08:45:16 UTC
Modified by
Alex Bamulumbye
Modified date
2019-02-28 00:26:38 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-17:16 (7 h 11 m)
Village Time
12:35-14:55 (2 h 20 m)
Travel Time
4 h 51 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
The community members are busy making bricks being that it is dry season. 
Village Critical Needs
They need rain for them to plant food crops to feed their families. 
Village Action Steps
The community members to attend meetings in time. 
Staff Action Steps
To call the leaders and remaind them of the next meeting. 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
yes 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
no 
Ownership Story
 
Three Stone Fires
no 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
None 
Allow Ownership
The unity among the community members. 
Village Notes
The men are busy making bricks since there no rain. They are getting water from the borehole that was given to the community by Kibo Group.They are doing this as they wait for rain season to begin and involve themselves in their gardens. 

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
12 
How Many Women Attended
26 
Staff Attendees
Alex Bamulumbye 
Government Attendees
LC1 
Visitor Attendees
None 
Total Attendance
38 
Program
Mvule Community Development 
Lesson Taught
community meeting 
Notes
Alex B met the members of Bupaluka and discuss about their project of the garden.The members had early proposed to grow maize,cassava and soybeans. The members were undecided about what to plant because some wanted to grow since all crops had different advantages and disadvantages.This because of what they considered of like in terms of money like buying the seed,labour,time and how they can benefit out it individuals and a group. chairperson of the group Saul Mutooto suggested to the members to come up with crops than can be intercropping and told the soybeans and cassava.He added on that soybeans when planted after three months will be harvested,and yet cassava will continue growing.Cassava takes a year to be harvested,and he added the second season they will plant other crop that can grow along with cassava.He suggested to them the beans since cassava will be scattered not to close. Alex B advised them as soybeans and beans are leguminous crops they will help the soil to produce good harvest. He guided then to begin with soybeans since it will require them little for the seed and yet with high yield. The cassava to be planted before the soybeans but the lines should be wide enough. The second season they will able to buy the beans after selling the soybeans.They will have enough time to prepare the garden as they wait for rain and do the planting.The cassava will not affect the Beans since it will still short and scattered.The group will be able to in a year to harvest soybeans fast,beans second season and at the end also cassava. He also asked them to avail themselves when they are need to provide labour and some little money to make their project successful.The rain should get the garden ready for planting. The promised to work as a group to see that the garden project is profitable to the group. The members will be able to take the knowledge as they will be learning from the group project for personal benefit. 

Next Visit: 2019-03-01 - Purpose: To discuss more about their garden project