Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Igerera B - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2019-03-13

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2019-03-14 07:57:30 UTC
Modified by
Tom Ngobi
Modified date
2019-03-14 08:38:07 UTC
Trip Time
10:15-18:50 (8 h 35 m)
Village Time
12:10-16:35 (4 h 25 m)
Travel Time
4 h 10 m

Large group meetings

Men in Attendance
Women in Attendance
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
Vistior Attendees
Total Attendance
Water Sanitation and Hygiene 
Lesson Taught
ash,construction,standards,hand washing 
Tom made a visit to igerera village to carry out triggering in hand washing. When he arrived in the village, he found only two people at the meeting place. After Tom drove to the chairman’s place and found out that he had gone to mobilize residents for the meeting. When Tom came back to the meeting place, he found when some people had started to gather. Tom and the people discussed about many topics pertaining sanitation and hygiene as they waited for others to arrive. One of the topics discussed was the topic about sanitation sustainability. After a while, the chairman joined in and encouraged the residents that he was mobilizing so they should be patient more people were coming. The meeting finally started and started and the chairman opened with some remarks thanking kibo for the work it’s done in the village as well as appropriating the residents for participating actively. After he invited Tom to speak to the residents. Tom started off by asking residents to look at there hands and raise them up. He also asked them to raise there hands especially those who thought there hands were clean based on how they looked. Most of them said they believed their hands were clean and said they would just eat if given food as they would not see the need to wash there hands. After Tom asked them how hands got contaminated and many shared there ideas such as scratching body parts, digging, wiping after defecating, shaking people’s hands etc. after they had shared, Tom asked what dirty hands bring to our lives. Most of them said diseases and they gave examples of such diseases. Tom led them through a demonstration of hand washing without soap and with soap. There were amazed that when you wash without soap, hands will look clean but when you use soap even on the same hands, dirty water would be seen if poured in a white plastic bag. They could see all the colors. Tom later led them through a discussion where they opened up about not putting children’s feces in the latrine. This came after Tom emphasized the point of maintaining hands clean especially for breastfeeding mothers as they can spread diseases to there children if they are not careful. Most women were open to sharing there challenges and how they plan to change the way they have been doing things. Tom also let them through another demonstration of using ash for washing hands as well as using ash in latrines to eliminate flies and smell. One resident offed to wash his hands with as and later rinse with plain water to see the results. The residents were shocked that he got the same clear clean water results just like the one using soap. Tom later did a demonstration on the handwashing platform constructed out of bricks . The jerican is just set on the platform and soap is put under the hollow section of the platform so that heats can not eat it. This was constructed by a village volunteer. After the triggering. Tom left for jinja as it was threatening to rain 
Program success
There are more latrines being finished 
Program critical needs
There is need to finish the remaining borehole 
Observed program ownership
There are efforts from village leaders to improve 
Other program observations
Expectations of village
To mobilize each other and improve on sanitation 
Staff preparations
To call the chairman for the next visit 

Next Visit: 2019-03-18 - Purpose: To check on facility construction in roofing, hand washing construction and latrine construction

Report Photos

6134 Tom demonstrates hand washing using water and soap and to show the difference through water colo
6137 A resident washing his hands during the demonstration of hand washing using ash
6140 Residents gathered as one resident demonstrates construction the hand washing construction platform
6143 Ore residents gathered and listening to Tom share with them about the values of hand washing