Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kisiro - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-07-15

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-07-16 10:09:10 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-07-16 12:09:10 UTC
Trip Time
10:33-18:46 (8 h 13 m)
Village Time
12:54-16:13 (3 h 19 m)
Travel Time
4 h 54 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
Update the sanitation status in the homes 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
Alex together with the leaders of Kisiro East section moved home to home checking on the sanitation improvements of the village. The intention was to check on those homes that have not yet met the standards to see if they have made some improvements. During the previous meeting with all the leaders of Kisiro village, we agreed to work very closely moving section by section and putting more emphasis on latrine construction and encouraging those whose pit latrines collapsed to rebuild them. We therefore agreed to start with Kisiro east section and Alex together with the leaders moved home to home encouraging people to keep the standards and also visited the homes that hadn’t met the standards before. On a very good note, there has been improvements made in some homes of the village that were struggling and some people have constructed new pit Latrines and bathrooms. This is the section located in the lower part of Kisiro village and stretches to the swamp. This section alone is comprised of about 100 homes. The other challenge is that this part of the village has got a big problem of pit latrines sinking in whenever it rains because of the sandy soft soils. The leaders have lately stepped their efforts to mobilize all the people to meet the standards and encourage people to roof their pit latrine structures so that these pit latrines can last longer. Among the people that have made great improvements were, kisakye Rose, a widow that never had a pit latrine before completed a new latrine. Yakubu Balabyeki the last household in the village near the swamp completed his pit latrine and dug up to 25ft. Okware John was found building a new structure on his pit after the rains destroyed the old one recently. Yusuf completed a new bathroom replacing one that collapsed due to the rains and many others . It was observed that many of the people whose structures got damaged by the recent heavy rains, have completed replacing them. Alex together with the village leaders kept encouraging all the homes to keep up the good standards and on a good note, this part of the village have tried to work very hard to have these facilities in place even though there is a big challenge of pit latrines and other facilities collapsing whenever it rains. The WASH will continue to visit this village more often this month following the same approach of moving with the leaders section by section. The WASH has decided to go out two days a week in this village for the whole of this month. The next village visit will be to check the status of all homes in Kisiro B section. 

Next Visit: 2019-07-17 - Purpose: Follow up on sanitation improvements in Kisiro B section.

Report Photos

7859 Nemwa Mary(Widow) standing next to her new pit latrine being constructed
7871 This new bathroom was recently constructed by the chairman of Kisiro east.
7874 Okware John’s new bathroom under construction
7877 Yusuf’s new bathroom
7883 A new pit latrine under construction in Kisiro east section belonging to a widow called Rose.
7886 Balabyeki Yakubu new pit latrine.
7889 Ochieng viscent constructing a structure on his pit latrine