Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Igerera B - Namutumba

Visit by David Balimunsi on 2019-02-27

Report ID
4449
Created by
David Balimunsi
Created date
2019-02-27 06:11:18 UTC
Modified by
David Balimunsi
Modified date
2019-02-28 04:40:00 UTC
Trip Time
09:11-17:47 (8 h 36 m)
Village Time
12:13-15:31 (3 h 18 m)
Travel Time
5 h 18 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
Sanitation improvements and standards 
Village Critical Needs
Clean water and the provision of fire saving stoves 
Village Action Steps
To organise themselves for the next coming borehole repair meeting . 
Staff Action Steps
To miniter the mobilizers for the village meeting through phone calls. 
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
yes 
Water Users Committee
no 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
yes 
Ownership Story
A lot of new sanitation facilities were seen in place for example dish racks, shower areas rubbish pits and new latrines well constructed. 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
no 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
The only borehole the community is having has got issues with its internal parts. 
Prevent Ownership
None 
Allow Ownership
The chairman of the village is so hard working 
Village Notes
They are constructing good latrines and even only eight people were a half to finish the construction of their latrine shelters. 

Water Users Committee Check-In

Ws Name
 
Current Fund Balance
Follow up
yes 
Water Committee
yes 
Fence
no 
Soak Pit
no 
Compound Condition
poor 
Jerrycan Condition
dirty 
Men On Committee
Women On Committee
Total Members
Committee Accomplishments
None 
Committee Challenges
They don’t know their roles and responsibilities towards their borehole. 
Operating
no 
Other Committee Notes
There is Need for restructuring and forming up anew water user committee. 
Ws Notes
David and Steven were in igerera . They had gone to help the village by opening up the borehole and discovering out what was the problem which had caused the flow of the water to stop. When David and Steven reached the village they first called for the water user committee members. The Kibo staff did so because they wanted the committee members to be around as witnessers before David and Steven would go ahead to open up the borehole . When the chairman of the borehole mr Kaliza Michael , the secretary Mwesigwa Elusaniya and the mobilizer mr Bawule Silvester turned up . Therefore David and Steven carried out the whole process of opening up of the borehole. However after David and Steven had finished the opening process this is what they discovered . All the 7 rods we’re rotten, centralizers ,The foot valve in the cylinder and the cylinder it’s self had holes letting the water to flow back, bolts and the head assembly. Having done all that the Kibo staff showed the committee members all the parts which were faulty . David and Steven returned back all the internal parts which they had removed out of the borehole. Because after Henry , David and Steven had left the village, the chairman of the borehole mr Kaliza Micheal got some one who repairs the motorcycle in the trading centre because of the water stress problem which was there in the village. The motorcycle mechanic instead he just welded the top rod which was another big problem. Therefore whenever the members would try to pump instead the rods were just cracking and continued breaking down . However David called the water user committee members for a brief heads up .Because time had gone . Therefore David promised the village that they will be calling them for a borehole general meeting . David thought that the village general meeting will be good when everyone is present. The Kibo staff had also noticed that the committee members were not knowing their full roles and responsibilities towards their borehole. The borehole status was not good because the compound was extremely dirty and no borehole fence . Also the villages borehole account wasn’t active because there was no money on their account. In general the hygiene and sanitation of the village was good.Except for the few homes which were still working on their latrine pits . However the village-was left while they were organizing themselves for the next proposed village borehole meeting. 

Next Visit: 2019-03-06 - Purpose: To have a village borehole repair meeting

Report Photos

5961 The status of the borehole