Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Butabira

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-06-29

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Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-06-30 09:51:43 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-06-30 11:34:43 UTC
Trip Time
09:56-17:41 (7 h 45 m)
Village Time
12:53-15:45 (2 h 52 m)
Travel Time
4 h 53 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
Follow up on sanitation improvements 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
This was the first follow up visit in Butabira village moving home to home since the COVID-19 lock down that made Kibo group and WASH not to work for three months. Alex together with four sanitation committee members including the village chairman moved home to home checking on new facilities under construction and what has been completed so far. During the COVID-19 lock down, there was slow progress in sanitation construction but now the village is started to respond well with many people working hard to complete digging new pits and working in their kitchens. 10 new pits under construction were seen in the homes that were visited, 7 new pit latrines were completed and the families were already using them. These new pit latrines were worked on during the three months of lock down. During Alex’s visit to Butabira last week, the sanitation committee members were given a task to make to start moving home to home checking on facility construction and continue encouraging people to work to improve their sanitation standards. They were able to move twice to check on the homes and tell the people that kibo group had come back in the village. Five of us moved home to home guiding the people in facility construction and standards as well as following ministry of health guidelines to curb COVID-19 spread. After moving home to home, the sanitation committee requested Alex to also put more emphasis on hand washing. The sanitation committee will be trained how construct hand washing stands and roll them out to all the homes starting next week. Also because of the rains, the village people are encouraged to use some cement on top of the showers for sustainability purposes having realized that majority of the showers have already been damaged by the recent rains. However according to what was observed, there is a great improvement in some homes for example in Okecho’s where we got the feaces that was used for triggering, one pit latrine is already done and he is working on a second pit latrine in his home. Also some people have completed building their pit latrines and will be encouraged to complete the other required facilities too. The rubbish pits were almost seen in every home that we visited, however there are some homes that are still lagging behind and were encouraged to start working to improve the sanitation standards in their homes. 
Next Visit
2020-07-06 - Purpose: Continue follow up on sanitation improvements and train the sanitation committee construction of hand washing stands.
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Report Photos

11464 A newly completed pit latrine in Okecho’s home where the feacal matter was got and used by WASH staff during triggering. This home never had a pit latrine before
11467 New pit latrine recently completed
11470 New kitchen under construction in Butabira
11473 New bathroom under construction but need to build the last two course with cement for sustainability purposes.
11476 The lady proud of her new dish rack
11479 Newly completed pit latrine in Butabira
11482 New pit under construction
11485 This young boy together with his brother worked together to dig a new pit latrine measuring 25ft for their family