Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2018-01-15

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2018-01-15 10:09:46 UTC
Modified by
Ben West
Modified date
2018-02-09 15:55:49 UTC
Trip Time
09:55-18:05 (8 h 10 m)
Village Time
12:05-15:45 (3 h 40 m)
Travel Time
4 h 30 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
To check on sanitation and hygiene improvements 
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
When Tom reached the village, he found when the vhts were waiting for him. He shared with them about the plan for the day but they decided that they hold the meeting first before moving around the village. In the meeting they discussed about residents who up to today have not finished their facilities and also getting ready for the final evaluation/survey. About the residents who have not yet finished their facilities, the vhts suggested that they be given towards the end of the month and that the vhts will continue to check on them and encourage them. They also said they are ready for the final evaluation but suggested that it should be done after Tom and the vhts have done a final follow up in each and every home teaching and encouraging. After the meeting, they moved around and in the trading center, they found three new latrines which were constructed during the Christmas period. Also another resident had just brought materials for construction and said in a few days construction will be starting. On the lower section two latrines were found under construction while on the upper side two more were under construction as well. In almost most of the homes visited, they all had dish racks. The vhts have also set a plan to start sensitizing the community about hand washing by teaching them about how to construct tippy taps. Tom was encouraged by the work the vhts had done during the Christmas period and encouraged them to continue doing so even after Tom and kibo group has left the community. 

Current State

Participation Rating
More new latrines being constructed and finished 
Village Critical Needs
Village Action Steps
To continue encouraging one another to improve on their sanitation and hygiene 
Staff Action Steps
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
There is a group of residents from the village who drink alcohol from the small local bar, they joined efforts to help the bar owner have a latrine which they also use 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Some residents get their water from the swamp 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Understanding the value of sanitation and hygiene in their community 
Village Notes
There was improvements in sanitation and hygiene even during the festive season 

Report Photos

987 The resident has finished the structure of the new latrine and only roofing remains
988 Another resident is about to finish his new latrine and he’s excited about it
991 Another latrine being constructed. The floor is done and now only the construction of the structure remains