Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Bupaluka - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-07-10

Report ID
5924
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-07-11 11:35:25 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-07-11 12:31:35 UTC
Trip Time
10:42-17:28 (6 h 46 m)
Village Time
12:35-15:11 (2 h 36 m)
Travel Time
4 h 10 m

Water Users Committee Check-In

Ws Name
DWD:6253 
Current Fund Balance
370000 
Follow up
yes 
Water Committee
yes 
Fence
yes 
Soak Pit
yes 
Compound Condition
good 
Jerrycan Condition
clean 
Men On Committee
Women On Committee
Total Members
Committee Accomplishments
Ensuring borehole cleanliness and community contributions 
Committee Challenges
A few stubborn people that come to pump the well in a bad way 
Operating
yes 
Other Committee Notes
The committee organized a community meeting and decided that every water user committee contributes 2000sh this July after harvesting 
Ws Notes
Alex met with the water user committee and together checked on the borehole status. They noticed that the borehole needed new bearings and probably new center bolt that have worn out. The water user committee realized that last week and only want Kibo group to fix their borehole and not any one else. Alex came in the right time and they were very happy seeing Kibo in the village . Alex had also gone to check on the low yield well in Bupaluka lower that was reported by a community member that it had stopped bringing water and also to asses the water situation in the village. Kibo considers a 2km distance for a person in the community to walk in search of clean water. The last household in this village is located 1.5Km away from the well drilled by kibo group. The water office has no plan to drill any other well in this village but another non profit organization called water mission promised a second well. The water user committee treasurer, Sam Kifugwa and the chairperson gave money to Alex to buy new bearings to replace the old bearings. Kibo group will buy these bearings for the community and insert them soon. Many of the households in the village have maintained their sanitation facilities and mainly their pit latrines. Alex encouraged the water user committee and the village leaders to continue encouraging their village residents to keep the good sanitation standards and always hold village meetings to encourage the village to maintain their sanitation facility standards. 

Next Visit: 2019-07-15 - Purpose: Fix the borehole with new bearings

Report Photos

7796 Bupaluka borehole Status