Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kalalu

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2020-07-24

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Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2020-07-28 11:09:23 UTC
Modified by
Tom Ngobi
Modified date
2020-07-28 11:49:40 UTC
Trip Time
10:15-17:50 (7 h 35 m)
Village Time
12:30-15:40 (3 h 10 m)
Travel Time
4 h 25 m

Household visits

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Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
To check on sanitation and hygiene improvements 
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
While in kalalu village, Tom moved around with 5 committee members checking on sanitation and hygiene improvements in the village through facility constructions and maintenance. They started off from the trading center and moved towards the lower section of the village. Tom and the committee members were encouraging residents on better construction methods and facility standards. Around the trading center area, they encouraged residents to improve on their latrines as well as other facilities. They also encouraged each home to have a hand washing stand and a jerican. In one one they found a resident who was constructing a dish rack but was below standard. Tom and the committee members encouraged him to use better poles and also ask one of the committee members to guide him on how to construct the new model dish rack. Three homes had pits being dug for the Latrine. Tom encouraged the residents to dig the pits well so to prevent collapsing. He also urged the residents to get good poles for the dish racks. In two homes, Tom discussed with the men on how to locate a good location for the rubbish pit for it to be used efficiently. He urged the residents that the further away the pit from the kitchen the less likely it will be used. The two men appreciated the discussion and promised to move the rubbish pits closer to the kitchen. They also found a resident digging a new pit for the Latrine. Tom advised the resident to dig well the pit and thanked him for acting to improve the sanitation and hygiene of his home. This is after residents reported that he had never had a latrine in his home as that his wife is the one that digs temporary pits for the children. On the upper section, he encouraged the residents to construct the hand washing stands and improve on their hand washing practices 
Next Visit
2020-08-03 - Purpose: To check on facility constructions and improvements
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Report Photos

12166 Tom explaining to the residents about the pit construction standards
12169 A committee member explains to the residents about the values of sanitation and hygiene and facility improvements
12172 Tom and the committee members moving around in one home
12175 Tom and the committee members inspecting and encouraging the resident on digging the pit for the latrine