Suzan went to the village purposely to follow up on the maintenance of the program facilities and the stove usage. This was because the program staff members were planning to phase out from the village and conduct a first evaluation process.
When she got there, she found some group leaders gathered at the secretary’s home next to the meeting place. They welcomed Suzan to the home and without wasting much time, the vice chairperson first informed Suzan about what was going on in the village that day because most people especially the men were seen heading to the community center outside the mosque.
A political leader was briefly going to talk to the members and for that reason, most of them were preparing to go to the center and listen to his manifesto. Suzan requested for only two leaders to quickly walk her through a few homes while the rest joined the other group. Together they suggested to visit a few homes and monitor their facilities.
During the process, it was observed that most members had greatly improved on their facilities such as the stoves which were well smeared and other buildings, the elderly children were also found happily cooking on the efficient stoves without any problem. In the long ran, 8 homes were visited that day and 2kitchens needed to be reconstructed because they were in a very bad state.
Suzan encouraged the members especially the men to see that they improved on some facilities such as the dish racks, latrines, shower areas and putting up the firewood storages in the kitchens. She also informed the group leader of how they would effectively conduct the activity very well in the coming meeting once each one was at their homes and ready to talk about the benefits and challenges faced after receiving a fuel efficient stove.
She thanked them for taking their time and then she let them join the others in the meeting at the center.
2020-08-19 - Purpose: To check on the maintenance of program facilities in the other remaining homes.
Program Critical Needs
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Suzan using a hand washing facility to wash her hands at one of the community members home.
A kitchen stocked with enough firewood on its stand.
A poor kitchen with a big opening that needs to be roofed