Suzan and Jessica went to Kagulu B with the purpose of teaching the community members from the upper side of the village how to remove the banana stems from the one week old built stoves.
This was intended because most of the members had not yet learnt the skill very well and caused damage to the stoves during the process.
When they arrived at the village, they found the members already gathered at the meeting place with some of their committee members.
Jessica and Suzan were warmly welcomed to the village, and after exchanging greetings, the leaders discussed about a few issues concerning the healthy and safe kitchen program activities such as the on going repairs of some of the facilities which had been destroyed by the rains and a few challenges faced by some members while cooking on their stoves.
Some of the challenges came from placing the stoves at the wrong wind direction which prohibited the wind from blowing inside the stove. Kibo staffs together with the members first discussed about the challenges faced during the stove usages and found possible solutions to them .
Later after, the members divided themselves into two groups which were led by Kibo staff and went to different homes where the stoves were built. Both two groups participated in taking out the stems from the stoves,step by step under the guidance of Kibo staff.
This was important because each member needed to master the skill since it was one of the major steps in building the fuel efficient stoves otherwise the stove would easily be destroyed when the stems are poorly taken out. The stems were successfully taken out from two stoves that day and neatly smeared which impressed the owners.
Kibo staff thanked all the members for participating in the activity requesting them to always maintain their facilities and sanitation hygiene at their homes, and the meeting came to an end.
2019-11-25 - Purpose: Building more stoves since other members have not yet learnt some steps.
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Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Some of the members practicing how to remove the banana stems from the fuel efficient stoves.