Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Kalitumba - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2019-07-31

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2019-08-02 06:12:00 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2019-08-07 06:07:18 UTC
Trip Time
10:07-17:22 (7 h 15 m)
Village Time
12:26-15:07 (2 h 41 m)
Travel Time
4 h 34 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Jeska Nairuba,Tape Bwana 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Tape and Jeska went to the village to teach the community members from the upper side of the village how to remove the banana stems from the energy saving stoves because they didn’t know how it was carried out. When they got there, they found the women gathered at one of the home where the stove had been built. The members warmly welcomed kibo staff with smiles and songs. Among them was the program committee Chairperson Madam Dinah who went ahead and updated kibo staff about the stoves and activities so far carried out and some challenges they faced while using the stoves. Some members reported that the stoves cracking and not cooking very well as they expected, and after looking at them together, Tape and Jeska put everything right by explaining to the members how the stoves should be maintained such as smearing them once in awhile using cow dung mixed with ashes. And before smearing them, they would first refill the cracks with soil dust and sprinkle little water all over them and later continue with the smearing. They also advised the members who had built the stoves at the wrong direction to break it and see that they build it at the right wind direction which would enable the stove to catch fire easily and cook faster. Later on, kibo staff went and demonstrated how the banana stems were taken out from the stoves while explaining every step to the members because they needed to master every skill of building the stoves in case the kitchens program stopped operating in their village. However,the banana stems were successfully taken out from two stoves that day and the members thanked kibo staff for the lessons taught, promising to always work hard as a team in their community so as to live a happy healthy life with their families. The meeting then came to an end with the members wishing them a safe journey back home. 

Next Visit: 2019-08-05 - Purpose: To guide the community in building the stoves.