Suzan went to the village to monitor the progress of the healthy and safe kitchen program. When she arrived there, she went to the committee chairperson’s home where she found other members gathered under a tree next to her house.
She was warmly welcomed and after exchanging greetings, Suzan informed the members of her intention that day. Without wasting time, they stood up and began moving around the village visiting home to home while monitoring the facilities.
During the process, Suzan found that some community members had greatly improved on their sanitation and hygiene like sweeping their compounds and smearing their houses and stoves while others were found disorganized at their homes with poor sanitation and broken facilities such as the drying racks, tippy taps,the energy saving stoves and latrines which needed serious repair. Suzan encouraged the members to always keep on improving on their general sanitation and hygiene as well as their home facilities in order to minimize several diseases which can stop them from living a better healthy life.
The men were so grateful for the good work done by kibo group especially the women conference that took place in January saying that it was so educative and the lessons that were taught greatly improved on their women’s behaviors. The women became so hardworking and respected their husbands also taking care of their homes and children in a proper way. They then requested if they would also be given a chance to attend a men’s conference so as to learn more about life experiences. Suzan informed them of a men’s conference that was going to take place in jinja for three days from 29th-31st of March 2019, and that she would soon update them when she gets full information from the conference organizers.
Suzan later thanked all the members for participating in all the program lessons and encouraged them to continue with the same spirit of working together for an effective development in their community. The meeting shortly came to an end with the members wishing Suzan a safe journey back home.
Some members have improved on smearing
Program critical needs
Encourage equal participation of men and women
Observed program ownership
Village developmental groups have been formed
Other program observations
Expectations of village
Continue participating in the program lessons
To plan for another monitoring process
Next Visit: 2019-04-26 - Purpose: Monitoring and evaluating the progress of the healthy and safe kitchen program.
A man preparing food for his family in Naisamula village
A well smeared home in Naisamula village
One of the community members posing with her improved energy saving stove