Harriet, Sarah, Tape, Jesika, Savana and Chris went to kagulu village, this was intended to demonstrate how to build stoves so that the members are given an opportunity to learn.
There were 43 women and 9 men in attendance showing how eager they were for the program and ready to learn. This was also a sign to show that most women are interested in the program because they know that it will directly benefit them compared to the men.
Also the men attended because they appreciate how much work their wives do for the family and most challenges resulting from cooking on open flames directly affect their wives so they felt it was wise for them to participate so that their wives life is improved.
Preparations were done to build stoves, Harriet divided the members into two groups ,each to help the two homes which were set to have stoves.
Each group divided responsibilities among its members which included mixing the dirt fetching water ,cutting banana stems while others were assigned to sing for moral boosting and within one hour two stoves were built.
Kibo staff built two stoves with very little participation from the community. They did this as they explained the whole process as the community watched.
Community Members were happy for the opportunity granted to them to participate in building stoves and thanked Kibo for equipping them with skills to build stoves both for their homes and also as a source of income since they will be hired to build stoves in other villages. They promised to stay working together and keep on participating until they master a skill.
As members gathered after learning how to build stoves, Harriet encouraged men who attended the lesson and encouraged them to mobilize other men to join in for the next lesson.
Harriet encouraged members to cut grass and mobilize themselves for the next visit.
Next Visit: 2019-09-30 - Purpose: Teach them how to build stoves.
An image caption of HARRIET and Tape inspecting Mrs Fatima’s stoves which she built herself.