Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Enock Madolo on 2018-03-05

Report ID
Created by
Enock Madolo
Created date
2018-03-05 06:33:08 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-03-06 06:50:11 UTC
Trip Time
10:04-18:19 (8 h 15 m)
Village Time
12:00-15:30 (3 h 30 m)
Travel Time
4 h 45 m

Household visits

Which Survey
CLTS First Visit 
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
To check on the progress of latrine construction 
Staff Attendees
Enock Madoolo,Martin Kibuuka 
Government Attendees
On this visit, Martin and Enock planned to check on the progress of latrine construction, dish racks, shower areas, hand washing facilities, use of ash, rubbish pits and if it’s used, clean compounds, kitchen areas, cloth line and smeared facilities. They also planned to encourage, motivate, assess and evaluate the progress of latrine construction and other facilities. They walked around the section near the trading centre towards the swamp area where they had some target people who promised to start digging new latrines in their homes, some of the latrines were about to get full and some families didn’t have latrines at all. When they walked in the homes, they saw 10 new latrine pits which they are digging. Five of them are about 10ft deep, 3 are still like 5 ft deep and all are planing to dig 15ft and above. There are also some two newly constructed latrines in this area. They told the families to speed up and construct good standard facilities because there is open defection in some of those homes which are digging latrines. This gave us a chance to speak about the challenges which result due to open defection and the benefits of having all the facilities in place. In addition they attended a funeral which was taking place in this village. There was an old man who died of Tuberculosis and he is a resident of this village. They participated in some activities and sent their sincere condolences to the family which has lost the relative. While still at the funeral in a small meeting with some of the men in this village, they encouraged them to improve on the sanitation and hygiene of their village. Enock challenged them and asked them if a family which lost their beloved one didn’t have a latrine in place where will all these people who have come to the funeral go to ease themselves?. They all answered and said they will be ashamed and a lot of open defection will be in the place. They learnt the values of having a latrine in their homes at all times. They appreciated the work Kibo does and embrace the program. 

Current State

Participation Rating
There are many new latrines which have been constructed in this village than before when there was a lot of open defection 
Village Critical Needs
They will need the Mvule program to teach them how to plant trees and the dangers of deforestation. This is because many people have cut down trees and not replaced any. They burn big logs to make charcoal for selling. 
Village Action Steps
To construct all the facilties in their homes say latrine, dish rack, shower areas, kitchen areas, rubbish pits as well as cleaning there compounds 
Staff Action Steps
To continue walking home to home to teach the importance of good sanitation as well as the challanges that result due to poor sanitation. 
CLTS Progress
Working on CLTS Program 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
The residents are working so hard to improve on the sanitation and hygiene of the community. 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
There is a section near the swamp area, they use the water from the swamp for all the domestic work. 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Active leadership in the community say the VHTs and Mayor of the small trading centre 
Village Notes
Today we attended a funeral of one resident who past away last night. We walked around a few homes to check on the progress and then we had to join the people mourning a resident of this village and participated in some activities as well as send our sincere condolences to the family that has lost their beloved father and relative. 

Report Photos

1766 Checking on a new pit which they are still digging
1769 A new latrine pit
1772 A new shower area.
1775 A nice dish rack in one of the homes we visited
1778 A new latrine hole, which they are digging