Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Mpumiro - Namutumba

Visit by Enock Madolo on 2019-04-24

Report ID
5216
Created by
Enock Madolo
Created date
2019-05-09 08:32:44 UTC
Modified by
Enock Madolo
Modified date
2019-05-09 09:49:03 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-18:00 (8 h 0 m)
Village Time
12:00-15:35 (3 h 35 m)
Travel Time
4 h 25 m

Household visits

Which Survey
none 
Number Of Households
45 
Visits Purpose
To check on latrine construction 
Staff Attendees
Enock Madoolo,Martin Kibuuka 
Government Attendees
LC1,VHT 
Notes
When Enock and Martin visited this community, they met with the leaders and first discussed how the community is progressing with the latrines, dish racks, shower areas, kitchen areas, rubbish pit digging and usage. The leaders told us how the community members are busy working towards improving their sanitation and hygiene. After the small meeting with leaders, we walked home to home to continue encouraging the residents to dig and construct good sustainable facilities. We focused on homes which are digging new latrines, giving them ideas, guiding them how to use good materials for constructing the foundation of the latrine which will give it the strength before constructing the walls. The homes which have already constructed new latrines we taught them about the use of Ash in latrines to chase flies out and promote good sanitation inside the latrine. Martin focused his teaching on the importance of proper drainage systems on shower so that inside the shower room is kept dry and hygienically. There are many people who have greatly embraced the program and already promoting and creating a big change in their lives. There was a testimony in two families who confessed that for about 10 years they have never had a proper latrine and were using the bush around them. These people could wait for the night to fall so that they go and carry out open defecation. When we visited the small bush next to their home we saw a big pail of pup. I was glad they openly mentioned it and accepted their old behaviors. This shows the importance of triggering sessions and also the lessons we have taught these families to understand the core values of sanitation. We continued remaining the rest of the community members about the many diseases which occur due to practicing of open defection. 

Next Visit: 2019-05-10 - Purpose: To check on the progress of latrine construction and others facilities

Report Photos

6962 There is a new latrine under construction
6965 New latrine pit still under construction