Harriet made a surprise visit to Nawaibete village after the Healthy and Safe kitchen program had taken so many months with out visiting this village.
She wanted to find participants in their day to day because if she called them they will set themselves so that Harriet will find them cooking on their stoves, if they had three stones in their kitchens , they would move them for HARRIET to think that they cook on stoves only.
She reached in the village and started walking home to home as she inspects on the stoves and other home facilities. She walked through 30 homes, most people were busy in the gardens ( did not find them at home) but the children were there to ask and able to respond accordingly with out hiding any thing.
She found when most homes were well swept, some kitchens were also swept however some people had only smeared the stove and left the entire kitchen un smeared.
Harriet talked to the children and asked them to tell their parents to smear the entire kitchen so that it can look neat and last longer.
Also in some homes open flames was also found being used along side the fuel efficient stove this was evidenced by the presence of three stones in the kitchen with fresh ash in them .Harriet asked the children why they were using the three stones fire along side the fuel efficient stoves and the children told her that at times they use open flames to roast maize because it is hard for them to roast maize on the stove.
Harriet taught the children how to roast maize on the fuel efficient stove that uses less firewood and eliminates cases of fire accidents. She also asked the children to teach their parents how to roast maize.
Also most home lacked firewood storage stands and some that had were not stocked with firewood and Harriet encouraged some men that she met to construct firewood storage stands and encourage their wives to stock them with firewood that they will use during the rainy season that will begin very soon.
The men promised to do so and encourage other men to do the same.
The participants who were met thanked kibo for visiting their village and demonstrating God’s love through follow ups and sensitization programs. They also asked Harriet to always follow up with them so that they are reminded and encouraged.
HARRIET also also them to follow up with each other and guide / encourage one another so that they can sustain the Healthy and Safe kitchen program.
She also told them to start marketing their skill especially those ones who learnt how to build stoves so that they can build stoves for money thus an income generating activity.
2020-08-07 - Purpose: To follow up on smearing, stove usage and firewood storage.
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Mugoya is cooking food for his siblings as the rest of the family had gone to their gardens.