Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2017-12-20

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2018-01-08 07:54:11 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 16:11:54 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-19:25 (9 h 20 m)
Village Time
12:10-16:40 (4 h 30 m)
Travel Time
4 h 50 m

Large group meetings

Men in Attendance
Women in Attendance
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
Vistior Attendees
Total Attendance
Lesson Taught
construction,standards,hand washing 
Tom reached the village and together with the vhts, they visited some homes and found great improvements in sanitation and hygiene. They visited about 16 homes and later came back to the meeting place for the meeting. In the homes visited, they found new latrines just finished. In four homes there were new latrines as well as 8 dish racks constructed. They also found some residents improving on the kitchen of their homes. In one of the homes, they found young boys from the village helping a resident to construct a dish rack while in one, the family members had decided to construct a new latrine as well as a new hut for their grand mother. One resident had not finished the construction of his latrine but said he was just waiting on getting bricks to start the construction and this was an issue with most of the homes that had not yet finished their latrines. After moving around the village, Tom and the vhts went to the meeting place to discuss about the program as well as benefits and challenges. Many residents during the meeting appreciated what kibo has done in the village and one lady in particular spoke testified that they can no longer see feaces in the village because many people have constructed latrines. Another resident who is the vice chairman of the village has finally started on his latrine. He said he was going to construct a 4 room latrine for the centre. This brought laughter to the residents and many of them openly thanked him for the commitment he has shown because not many expected him to ever construct a latrine. After discussing about sanitation and hygiene, Tom shared about the desire and purpose of helping one another in times of trouble. Tom shared about the need to help the young boy who is blind after having an accident. Residents were very appreciative about the idea and together they started contributing money as well as those that did not have that time, promised to bring. Together they were able to collect 18000/= as well as Tom's contribution included. Tom after the meeting left for Jinja but encouraged them to maintain and promote hygiene and sanitation during the Christmas season and even improve more. 

Current State

Participation Rating
More new latrines have been constructed and only a few residents are yet to finish their facilities because they are waiting for bricks 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To continue working and encouraging each other about sanitation and hygiene 
Staff Action Steps
To call the village committee members and plan for a meeting as well as plan for starting the final evaluation 
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
There is a child who has gone blind after suffering from a motor accident but during the meeting with the village residents, people contributed money for him to be taken to the hospital. The boy is about 2 years old. Also a 5 year old boy got touched and gave 500/= he had. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Some people get their water from the pond 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Understanding the value of living in a good sanitation and hygiene homes as well as learning to work together as a community 
Village Notes
During the meeting, many residents appreciated the work kibo has done in the village towards improving their hygiene and sanitation standards 

Report Photos

947 One of the new latrines that have recently been finished
948 A new dish rack for one of the homes
951 This old lady was very happy for the new poles of her new dish rack which her grandson is constructing for her
953 Some of the boys from the community helping one of the village residents to construct a dish rack.
956 Tom in a village meeting with some of the village residents
957 Here is the young boy who lost his sight and the community members had contributed a little money towards his treatment