Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Mpumiro - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2017-12-08

Report ID
498
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2017-12-08 07:29:43 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 16:11:54 UTC
Trip Time
10:25-17:38 (7 h 13 m)
Village Time
12:32-15:29 (2 h 57 m)
Travel Time
4 h 16 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Success
None 
Village Critical Needs
This being a sandy area, they have a very big challenge to build long lasting pit latrines. 
Village Action Steps
To work on their hygiene and sanitation facilities and have clean homes 
Staff Action Steps
To plan on going back and conclude with the evaluation in the remaining homes. 
CLTS Progress
 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
no 
Water Users Committee
no 
Other Class Notes
 
Community Ownership
no 
Ownership Story
 
Three Stone Fires
yes 
Access to Clean Water
yes 
Open Defecation
no 
Water Access Explain
 
Prevent Ownership
 
Allow Ownership
 
Village Notes
Mpumiro village is predominantly a muslim community with a percentage of 98% Muslims . It has got one Muslim primary school, another government primary school and a secondary school. It’s also comprised of 60 households and a total population estimated at 950 people. 

Water Users Committee Check-In

Ws Name
No Water Source 
Current Fund Balance
45000 
Follow up
yes 
Water Committee
yes 
Fence
no 
Soak Pit
no 
Compound Condition
poor 
Jerrycan Condition
dirty 
Men On Committee
Women On Committee
Total Members
Committee Accomplishments
None 
Committee Challenges
The water user committee is inactive claiming that the community does not cooperate and do not have respect for the committee members. The water user committee is very inactive but still present 
Operating
yes 
Other Committee Notes
The water committee being inactive, they have not accomplished any roles that they are supposed to perform. The borehole status is very poor, no borehole fence, no soak pit and the compound is not as clean. Alex met with only the borehole caretaker who told him about the challenges that they have faced from the water users as a committee. They claim that they have been abused and do not receive any respect from the community members who selected them. This is a big challenge that has caused a big weakness in the water committee and some people wanting to step down 
Ws Notes
This water source was early this year rehabilitated by Kibo by adding on pipes, rods, head assembly, new U3 cylinder. 11 months down the road, this borehole does not meet the standards required. No fence and two bolts were stolen by the people putting the borehole at a huge risk of breaking the top rod, bearings and the third plate. The borehole however is still functioning and serves over 200 households, people come from the nearby villages of Nawandagala, Buyoboya and Nkonde. 

Report Photos

768 This borehole is located 3km from the one in Mpumiro which was rehabilitated recently by Kibo. However it has got an issue and can take someone 20 minutes to fill a jerrycan. This borehole is in another village called Buyoboya next to Mpumiro.
771 One of the homes in Mpumiro that has maintained good standards of hygiene. However most of the homes have gone back and most facilities have broken down.