Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Bukhudumira - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2019-03-04

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2019-03-04 06:35:41 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2019-03-06 01:47:03 UTC
Trip Time
10:10-16:42 (6 h 32 m)
Village Time
12:11-14:36 (2 h 25 m)
Travel Time
4 h 7 m

Current State

Participation Rating
The water and sanitation hygiene facilities are well maintained, also every one has access to clean water 
Village Critical Needs
The community members need to be encouraged to smear their home facilities 
Village Action Steps
To continue mobilising themselves to carry out different program lessons 
Staff Action Steps
Plan and prepare for the next lessons 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The Healthy and Safe kitchen committee group members are very active working together with the community in all the program lessons for an effective development within their village 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
The village is organized and has got good leaders guiding them 
Village Notes
The members are very active and willing to improve on their wellbeing through participating in all the program lessons. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan went to the village purposely to monitor the progress of the Healthy and the Safe kitchen program. When she arrived there, she met a few community members and among them was the village VHT person who welcomed her and later informed her of a sudden death of their close relative that had taken place a few kilometers away from their village. And for that reason, most of the community members had already left for the burial ceremony early in the morning. Suzan felt sorry for the sad news that day and went ahead explaining what her intentions were that day. The members together with Suzan agreed to first visit a few homes for those who were still around while monitoring their facilities. In the process, Suzan found that some stoves were well built and maintained but not in use because some members believed to only cook on them during public days which would make them last longer according to them. Suzan requested the members present to inform those absent to always use their new saving stoves for cooking on daily basis for this would minimize the various problems faced while they used the three stone open flames for cooking. She also encouraged them to keep smearing their facilities such as the main house,shower areas,kitchen floors and walls, for this would reduce dust and infectious insects from entering their homes. There after Suzan requested if she could accompany them to the home of the deceased so as to pay respect. The members were so glad on hearing that, feeling loved in times of happiness and sorrow. Together they went to the deceased’s home where they found other community members gathered and mourning. This was one of a toughest experience that needed silence and self control for other members. Suzan went ahead and exchanged greetings with the members silently without distracting others who looked so sad. Later on, Suzan informed a few committee members of the next date that the next meeting would take place, she also thanked members for the good work they did and wished them well. 

Next Visit: 2019-03-17 - Purpose: Monitoring the progress of the Healthy and Safe Kitchen program