Suzan, Jessica and Tape went to the village with two student visitors Emma and Katelyn to teach the community members how to build the fuel efficient stove.
When they arrived there, they found some community members already gathered at home where the stove was going to be built with all the materials prepared.
The community got so excited on seeing Kibo staffs with the new visitors in their village that day and after exchanging greetings and having a few discussions about the activities to be carried out, they picked up baskets, sacks and hoes and went to bush where they began digging out the termite dirt from the anthill and carried it back to kitchen compound where the stove was going to be built.
Kibo staffs measured ten basins of dirt and five basins of grass while mixing it up with hoes and spades and after that, water was sprinkled all over it.
The members and Kibo staffs stamped the dirt while singing and dancing until it got ready for building. The members also practiced in cutting the banana stems which was very encouraging because it indicated that they were interested and willing to learn the skills of building the stove.
Kibo staffs went ahead and began building the stove while explaining every step to the members which was important in way that it enabled them to learn easily. The members were also encouraged to keep asking questions whenever they didn’t understand a particular step until the stove was finally built.
Kibo staffs thanked all the members for participating in the building process and encouraged them to continue with the same spirit of working together for an effective development.
The community was so grateful for the healthy and safe kitchen program introduced in their village saying how it would improve on their healthy lives unlike the challenges they faced while using the old three stones open flames for cooking. The meeting then came to an end after agreeing on the next date that the next meeting would take place and the Kibo staffs left the village.
Next Visit: 2019-06-10 - Purpose: To teach the community how to build the fuel efficient stoves
Some of the male members practicing how to cut the banana stems for building the stove
Community members participating in fetching the dirt from the anthill.