Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Butabira

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-07-08

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-07-09 09:26:32 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-07-09 10:06:26 UTC
Trip Time
09:46-17:35 (7 h 49 m)
Village Time
12:05-15:08 (3 h 3 m)
Travel Time
4 h 46 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
Home to home follow up on sanitation improvements 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
LC1,VHT,Parish Councillor 
Alex met with the two sanitation committee members and the village chairman to follow up on sanitation improvements in the upper part of the village. They moved home to home checking on all facilities and teaching about the new hand washing stand to promote hand washing in the village. On a very good note, majority of the people admired this type of hand washing facility saying it’s easy to construct and maintain. The sanitation committee has committed to promote this type of stand in the homes. They are even willing to help guide the people how to build this type of hand washing stand. The village chairman and the parish chief continue to thank kibo group for what so far has been done in Butabira village. Some of the nearby villages have started to learn from Butabira like constructing the new design of dish rack and other facilities required in a home. There is a general positive response from this village and many of the homes have so responded well by digging new pits and others calling Alex to show him what they have so far done in their home with pride something which shows that they love and own the program. Alex took a new pick axe replacing one which broke down a few months ago and yet there is a very great demand for pick axes. Those that had completed digging new pits have started constructing on them. Alex and the parish chief encouraged the sanitation committee to continue with home to home visits encouraging everyone to work on these sanitation facilities and also their borehole is at the verge of breaking down because a lot needs to urgently be replaced. Alex encouraged the water committee to be very active in ensuring that people pump this well with a lot of care to prevent the borehole from breaking soon again. The village always come together to fix it whenever it breakdown but on a temporary basis to keep getting some water as they wait for the time when kibo can partner with them to replace all the parts before reaching a permanent solution. Alex and WASH staff shall continue to go back to continue sensitizing the community going home to home teaching hygiene and sanitation good standards. 
Next Visit
2020-07-15 - Purpose: Continue with follow up on sanitation and hygiene improvements in the village
Program Success
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Other Program Observations
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Report Photos

11698 A new hand washing stand under construction nearby the pit latrine
11704 Some people have decided to construct a front hand washing stand to promote hand washing to everyone that come their home as its encouraged by the ministry of health in Uganda to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Our partner villages are encouraged that each home construct two hand washing facilities in the home
11707 This man called Ali has constructed one of the strongest dish rack in the village. It’s movable and can be shifted to another place when attacked by termites
11713 These kids and their dad will soon have their new pit latrine complete. Currently they have been going in the open
11716 The village chairman is doing a great job too to encourage his people to have all the sanitation facilities. This home is currently using a very old pit latrine but was advised to speed up digging a new pit he is working on now
11719 Most of the people are using this kind of logs to lay on their pits before constructing on them