Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2019-02-27

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2019-02-28 03:19:38 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2019-03-01 01:52:00 UTC
Trip Time
10:20-18:02 (7 h 42 m)
Village Time
12:41-03:55 (-9 h 14 m)
Travel Time
16 h 28 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The water and sanitation hygiene facilities are well maintained 
Village Critical Needs
To continue encouraging the members to smear their kitchens,stoves,main house,shower areas and latrines for a better healthy living and also continue empowering them with the skills of building the energy saving stoves since many are still using the three stones open flames for cooking. 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise themselves to cut grass in preparation for the next demontration stove 
Staff Action Steps
To plan and prepare for the next meeting 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The community has selected committee members conducting village groups such as savings,women’s circles,hygiene and sanitation all aimed at improving on their wellbeing so as to get rid of poverty and killer diseases. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
There’s a good leadership structure in the community 
Village Notes
The community members are very active and willing to work together as a team to improve on their healthy lives. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza,Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Trisha and Jonathan 
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet,Suzan,Fallon,Nate and two visitors Trisha and Jonathan went to the village to practically build a demonstration stove together with the community members. They arrived at the village and found the members gathered at the home where the demonstration process was going to be carried out. The members quickly raised up and ran towards Kibo staff and the new visitors, welcoming them to their village. After offering them a sit, the committee chairperson opened the meeting with a prayer and kindly requested each one to introduce his/herself to others. Later on, Harriet asked all the members to try and participate in the building process although most of the work would be carried out by Kibo staff. She also encouraged them to be asking questions where necessary during the building process, for this would enable them learn easily and a little bit faster. The members together with Kibo staff went and collected the dirt from a nearby anthill and carried it to the compound near the kitchen. Kibo staff mixed the dirt with the grass counting two basins of dirt and one basin of grass at ago as the members watched until it made 10 basins of dirt to 5 basins of grass. Suzan and Harriet then sprinkled water all over the mixed dirt and requested the members to join in stamping the dirt. The participants began singing and dancing as they stamped the dirt until it got ready for building. It was then taken into the kitchen and together they began building the stove while Kibo staff explained every step to the members and visitors. During the process, the members kept on asking questions while Kibo staff replied which made them understand easily. Harriet requested the members to keep practicing building stoves on their own for this would improve on their building skills with time. Finally an energy saving stove was successfully built that day and Kibo staff thanked all the members for participating in all the steps and also encouraged them to maintain their kitchens and stoves by smearing them. The community was so grateful for the Healthy and safe kitchen lessons , thanking Kibo group for the good work. They promised to always work together as a team for an effective development in their village. The meeting came to an end with a prayer from the community members wishing Kibo staff a safe journey back home. 

Next Visit: 2019-03-06 - Purpose: To build more demonstration stoves

Report Photos

5973 Some of the members participating in mixing the dirt for building a demonstration stove
5976 Community members participating in building the energy saving stove.