Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buyange - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-02-19

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-02-19 02:07:22 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-02-20 06:49:57 UTC
Trip Time
10:14-18:24 (8 h 10 m)
Village Time
12:06-15:58 (3 h 52 m)
Travel Time
4 h 18 m

Current State

Participation Rating
A great improvement in the hygiene standards and mostly the homes in the trading centers. There are many new pit latrines in the trading centers that have come up during the time when Kibo started working there. Also the village has built a great relationship with Kibo 
Village Critical Needs
Water is one pressing need 
Village Action Steps
To mobilise themselves for a general meeting and the few remaining homes that have not yet met the required standards to make sure that they finish working in their homes. 
Staff Action Steps
To call the chairman of the village and the sanitation committee to follow up on the mobilisation of the community and make sure that everyone can make it to the meeting. 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Many of the people in the lower section of Buyange drink water from an open shallow ditch. Also many of the people are walking along distance of about 2.5km to get water from the borehole. 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
This community is very diverse and big. Also the homes are some how spread out and also it’s comprised of two trading centers, Kamwenge trading center and Kidhali trading centre 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
hygiene and sanitation 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
He met with the area leaders, LC 1, Vhts and the some members on the sanitation committee. They discussed first the current sanitation status in the village and first they appreciated Kibo staff, Tom, Enock and Martin for the good work they have done in the village. In the beginning the situation was very bad and one would count a few pit latrines in the whole Buyange village. The two trading centers in Buyange had very few pit latrines but now every household has a pit latrine checking the household in Kamwenge center. While in the meeting, people in the trading center approached Alex and thanked Kibo for the work they have done in their village. They discussed the approaches to get everyone into the meeting to take place on Friday 23/02/2018 at noon. This meeting will focus on getting everyone in the community to maintain their sanitation facilities and to encourage the few remaining homes to finish working on their facilities. Alex together with the sanitation committee members and the LC1 chairman moved around the community mobilizing everyone to come for the meeting at the neutral place chosen to be Kagobe’s place near the new church. They also targeted those 4 homes who have not yet met the required standards to encourage them to finish as quickly as possible. This Friday meeting is also intended to break the news that Kibo will be providing water to Buyange village and will talk about the beginning stages and start engaging everyone on what should be done before water can be given to the community. It’s important that everyone in the community right from the beginning before drilling takes knows what needs to be done. A water user committee should be in place, community contributions to feed the workers and contributing towards the borehole account. Also the community needs to know from the beginning that there is that equal responsibility that everyone in the community knows the roles and responsibilities to play to ensure that the borehole functions as required. Alex also visited the open shallow pond where a large section of homes draw unsafe water for drinking in the lower part of the village and a distance estimated at 2.5km to the working borehole. This community is such a big community that even the two boreholes they have can’t serve every one in the community. So giving another borehole will help the stressed people in the lower part of the village who have to move close to 2.5km to the borehole or chose to get the dirty water from the open swampy pond. They are about 60 homes that are badly water stressed 
Next Visit
- Purpose:
Program Success
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

1487 A new pit latrine under construction in Kamwenge trading center.
1490 A new finished pit latrine in Kamwenge trading center.
1493 An open shallow pond which used to be a shallow borehole but a pedestal was removed and now part of the community in the lower section get water from this open place.
1496 One of the homes in the lower section with all the facilities in place