Suzan went to the village to follow up on the smearing of the buildings and to guide the members as they built their own fuel efficient stoves. When she got there, she went to the group chairperson’s home who then took her to one of the member’s home where the stove was going to be built.
A few members were already gathered and were almost done with the stove building because they said that they had begun everything very early in the morning so that to create time for other activities in the evening.
They welcomed Suzan to the village although they seemed to be very tired since they were few in a number. This was highly encouraged by the leaders so as to avoid the spread of the corona virus which was now spreading faster in the country.
Suzan made a few corrections from the stove built especially the measurements of the saucepans and the wind directions. She then requested a few members to continue with the remaining parts of the stove as she walked with others to monitor the maintenance of the program facilities. As they moved home to home, Suzan realized that most members were in the process of smearing their homes while others had not yet started .
Some kitchens needed to be roofed because they were found with big openings at the roofs and the members especially the men kept on promising to reconstruct them as soon as possible. About five homes didn’t have the firewood storages in their kitchens and Suzan requested the women to see that they at least constructed stronger ones which would hold firewood for a longer period without breaking.
It was was also reported that many new members had joined the healthy and safe kitchens program and were busy smearing and repairing their facilities. Suzan thanked the members for the good work done and encouraged them to continue with the same spirit of working together as a team and community for an effective development. They thanked Suzan for the advice and lessons taught that day and wished each other a happy stay.
2020-08-31 - Purpose: Guiding the participants as they build their own stoves and followup on the stove usage and maintenance of their facilities.
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Kibo staff taking a look at a well smeared kitchen of one of the group members.