Mvule Community Development - Bulyowa B - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Bamulumbye on 2019-04-17

Report ID
5009
Created by
Alex Bamulumbye
Created date
2019-04-17 09:40:27 UTC
Modified by
Alex Bamulumbye
Modified date
2019-04-18 07:58:30 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-17:25 (7 h 20 m)
Village Time
12:39-14:50 (2 h 11 m)
Travel Time
5 h 9 m

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
14 
How Many Women Attended
30 
Staff Attendees
Alex Bamulumbye 
Government Attendees
LC1 
Visitor Attendees
None. 
Total Attendance
44 
Program
Mvule Community Development 
Lesson Taught
community meeting 
Notes
When Alex B arrived at Bulyowa and found the members waiting for him at their usual meeting place.The meeting began with prayer that was led by Kiribaki one of the members of the group. Mpata James the chairperson of the group thanked the members for turning up for the meeting. He gave a remarkable report about the group. The report was in general concerning the group. He said that,the group in the last season planted groundnuts.They managed to sell it and got Uganda shillings of 500000.The money was given the group treasurer.The group has also hired 2 acres of land to grow groundnuts again for this season but the weather is not favorable for planting. The members also decided to take back of the offspring of the goats to the group in form of Uganda shillings 50,000 . They expect 45 offsprings from 45 goats that kibo gave them.It was found out that so far 8 members that have paid in the money and some paid half way. The members save money on weekly basis whereby part of it was from the chicken project which generated sh.860000.The group currently have sh.1360000.The members decided to give out loans to the members of the group.They started a saving and loan scheme . They also selected a saving and loan committee which is different from the mvule community development committee.The loan committee is answerable to executive committee for Mvule community development committee.The money that is still with members in form of loan is sh.1300000 It was also reported that, the neighborhood community has admired the way how the group is operating.They approached them and asked them to join them and benefit from The loaning scheme.The members have not yet answered them because they need to think and discuss of the necessary requirements from them before they join them. On the issue of group garden project Alex B advised the members to plant a crop that take short time to yield.He also told them since they hired land for one season and up to now rain is not sufficient for the plant,then to work as a group in the garden.He suggested to them to plant soybeans because it does not require much attention and much money for pesticides to spray. The members bought the idea and promised to implement since they are late for the season. He thanked the members for working hard to come up with such a mount of the money in the group. He told them,the loaning scheme to have good records of books of account about the money they give out to the members.The group treasurer also to have records about how money is given out to the loaning scheme. He also advised them about the neighborhood people to fast consider the members of the group.He told them to consider them about the loaning scheme and applications must be made and filed .The application should follow relevant authorities to avoid loosing group money .It was already past three o’clock and Alex B left for Jinja. 
Program success
No 
Program critical needs
None 
Observed program ownership
The members are committed to meetings 
Other program observations
 
Expectations of village
To mobilize themselves for meeting 
Staff preparations
Call leaders to remind them of my next visit 

Next Visit: 2019-06-14 - Purpose: To find out the progress and guide them about their group projects.