Suzan went to the village to monitor the maintenance of the fuel efficient stoves and other facilities for the healthy and safe kitchens program.
When she got there, she found some of the group members (three committee leaders) at the meeting place waiting patiently.
They welcomed her and together sat down and first made plans on how they were going to carry out the activity that day. In the meeting, it was agreed to follow up on the facilities in only 8 homes so as to save time and avoid curfew hours. Suzan with the members got up and began moving around homes while monitoring different facilities, and among the eight homes, only three homes were found neat and the owners managed to maintain most of their facilities.
Their dish racks, latrines, shower areas, rubbish pits, stoves and firewood storages were found in a good state and well maintained while the other five homes were the opposite in a way that most of their facilities needed reconstruction and repair.
The kitchen roofs were washed off by the storms, the members also said that their dish racks were eaten up by the termites and now they were planning to construct new ones. Also most buildings need to be smeared because the dirt was washed off by the rains. Some elder children were found helping their parents with some housework such as cooking food, collecting firewood from the forest and sun drying ground nuts which was so impressive.
Suzan kept on encouraging the members to repair their facilities and improve on their hygiene so that they would live a healthy life with their families. The members appreciated the ideas and thanked Suzan for the visit ,and wished one another a happy stay.
2020-07-09 - Purpose: Follow up on stove usage and guide the members on how to improve on their facilities
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A young girl in the community helping her mother to prepare some food on the fuel efficient stove.