Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2017-12-18

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2017-12-19 23:56:11 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 16:11:54 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-18:45 (8 h 40 m)
Village Time
12:20-16:00 (3 h 40 m)
Travel Time
5 h 0 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
Follow up on sanitation and hygiene improvements 
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
Police Officer 
Tom was meant to visit budumba village but while he was on his way, he received a call from the vht encouraging him not to go because they had some problems in the village and therefore Tom rerouted to buluvu village. On reaching there, he found when the vhts were waiting for him because he called them earlier. They first moved in the trading centre where they found a new latrine being constructed. They also moved to the lower section near the police officers place and found when they were continuing with the digging of the pit and Tom encouraged them to continue working. Later they moved to another section of the village where they found more latrines under construction while in one particular home where they were constructing a latrine, there was a sad story of a young boy who now has lost his sight as a consequence of an accident. Tom encouraged the parents to take the boy back to the hospital for review to find out what the problem might be. The boy was knocked by a motorcycle two months ago. He was normal before that but not now, even though he can now walk, he has lost his sight. On a similar incident, Tom contributed some transportation fee to a resident whose three month baby could not defecate. After the involvement of his grandfather in the matter and the vhts, finally the parents took the baby to the hospital for surgery. The doctor told them that if they had delayed in the village one more day, the baby could have lost his life because he had taken a month and a half without defecating. The surgery went well and the parents are back in the village with the baby. Tom encouraged the residents to come to the next village meeting on the 20th as its their deadline day when every body should have all facilities in their homes from latrines, dish racks, shower facility, rubbish pits and kitchen not forgetting the house :) 

Current State

Participation Rating
Every home now if not with a finished latrine, they have a pit done and ready for construction 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To mobilize each other for the village meeting 
Staff Action Steps
To call the vhts and plan for the village meeting 
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Many residents have now become mobilizers of each other in the program where two residents have also started moving and encouraging other residents about sanitation and hygiene improvements 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Some few go to the swamp 
Prevent Ownership
There is now scarcity for bricks in the village which is slowing the construction of latrine structures. 
Allow Ownership
Encouragement from each other 
Village Notes
Many residents are happy for the program and many are thanking kibo for going to their village and encourage them about sanitation and hygiene improvements 

Report Photos

904 This kitchen was being constructed on Toms last visit to the village but now it’s done
907 Here a son and his father joining together to construct a latrine
910 Because of a motorcycle accident, this young boy has now lost his sight
912 A father and his son happy for their new latrine. Tom encouraged them to put a roof on it and they said they will do