Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Nawandyo A - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2017-12-18

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2017-12-18 15:36:08 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 16:11:54 UTC
Trip Time
10:14-17:35 (7 h 21 m)
Village Time
12:35-15:05 (2 h 30 m)
Travel Time
4 h 51 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Some sanitation and hygiene facilities have been maintained 
Village Critical Needs
Need for stoves 
Village Action Steps
Moblize each other for the next meeting 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lesson 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Not yet identified 
Village Notes
The village is very clean 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
goals and objectives 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Harriet found a few members waiting at the meeting place but as soon as she reached other members also joined. She reminded them the challenges they cited in the baseline survey and that's where Harriet based her teaching by asking them the possible solutions to such problems. These challenges included,a lot of smoke, fire accidents which at times lead to houses destruction and at times death and women take the highest blame, lack of enough firewood to cook food because for a meal to get ready some one needs more than twenty pieces of firewood yet most of them don't own forests where they can pick firewood on daily basis. Harriet asked them to suggest the possible solutions.participants asked if Kibo can buy for them charcoal stoves so that they can use charcoal other than firewood which they think it is expensive. Harriet told them that Kibo doesn't fix community problems but partners with them /empowers them with skills to solve their own problems. They were all excited and asked Harriet to explain further on how Kibo is going to help them to fix a problem of a lot of firewood needed for cooking. She told them that Kibo will teach them how to build fuel efficient stoves which uses less firewood, cooks fast eliminates smoke in the kitchen as well as reduce the cases of fire accidents. Participants were very excited and asked Harriet whether they can build a demonstration on that day because they have realised that they need stoves in their kitchen to improve on their health. Harriet told them that it takes a number of theoretical lessons before the practical work is done because she wants them to master all the requirements and the whole process of building stoves. They asked her when she is going back to their village and she told them that Kibo is closing for a Christmas break and will be meeting them again on 12th January 2017.