Jessica, Suzan and Tape went to Kagulu B purposely to teach the community members how to build fuel efficient stoves on their own. This was intended because there were still more new members who had just joined the healthy and safe kitchens program who needed to learn all the skills for building.
When they arrived there, they found a few members gathered at one of the homes where the stove was going to be built. Kibo staff was warmly welcomed, and after exchanging greetings, the committee chairperson Mr. Mukungu informed Kibo staff how they had lost two relatives at their neighboring village in Luzinga and that the reason they were few was most of the members had left for the burial.
The members present together with Kibo staff agreed to only build one stove for an elderly old woman that day and then take out the banana stems from the two stoves which were built a week ago. The members and Kibo staff worked hard together and built a fuel efficient stove for the old lady and then proceeded to the other homes where the stoves were built and took out the banana stems.
This was because leaving the stems stuck in the stoves for a long time would make it hard for them to come out hence destroying the stove. The members present were able to master some skills of removing the stems and building the stoves although it needed a big number of members. They also informed Kibo staff of how they had built some stoves on their own in the previous week which they had not removed the banana stems.
Suzan thanked all the members present for participating in the activities that day and wished one another a happy stay with their families.
2019-11-29 - Purpose: Banana stems lessons.
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A well built strong dish rack
Tape teaching some of the members how to remove the banana stems from the stove.