Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Kiteigalwa - Bugiri

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2019-04-05

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2019-04-05 05:59:17 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2019-04-09 04:00:16 UTC
Trip Time
10:25-18:18 (7 h 53 m)
Village Time
12:57-15:27 (2 h 30 m)
Travel Time
5 h 23 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
assignment check 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet found a few participants at one of the home where they were building a stove. They were busy stamping the dirt for the second stove after building the first stove on their own. They were happy to see Harriet as they welcomed her with songs and dancing showing that they were excited for kibo programs. Harriet asked them to first walk to the home where they have just built stoves to look at it and see if it was well done. This time the community had tried to build it but they still have a challenge of measuring banana stems where the big cooking pot sits that is instead of one foot length they had measured one foot and a half. This would affect the stove in a way that it would require a lot of firewood for food to get ready. Also it is because the distance from fire to the cooking pot would be very long. Harriet asked them to join her to dismantle the stove, she measured the banana stem using her hands and asked the community to always measure the banana stems other than estimating the size. She also told them about the value of using hands is because they are always available because at least everyone in the group has hands. They rebuilt the stove as the whole process was explained again.They later proceeded to the next home where the next stove was to be built.The participants were very happy for Harriet’s humble approach. The group also agreed that they need to have at least five people in the group who will be in charge of measuring banana stems. In the group five people volunteered to take charge of measuring banana stems so that they can be able to avoid the common mistakes they have always made. 
Program success
Participants have started smearing their homes. 
Program critical needs
Encourage more smearing of homes 
Observed program ownership
Some members have started cooking on their stoves. 
Other program observations
Expectations of village
Continue building stoves on their own. 
Staff preparations
Prepare for the next lesson. 

Next Visit: 2019-04-10 - Purpose: Continue guiding participants as they build stoves on their own.