Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Budumba - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2018-03-05

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2018-03-06 04:36:13 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-03-07 03:37:39 UTC
Trip Time
10:22-18:20 (7 h 58 m)
Village Time
13:10-15:45 (2 h 35 m)
Travel Time
5 h 23 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Great improvements in the sanitation and hygiene facilities and the community working together towards getting the expected borehole after missing out an opportunity that a government was giving them a borehole but missed out because they were disunited and not working together 
Village Critical Needs
Water is still a pressing need and a poor road network 
Village Action Steps
To raise the money needed for the borehole account and feed the workers that will construct the borehole 
Staff Action Steps
To call the chairperson of the committee and get a feed back from what happened in their community meeting where they had to discuss about the points to be considered for survey before the next meeting 
CLTS Progress
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
People are still walking a long distance of about 2.5km to the nearest borehole and others move to the swamp because of the congestion at the borehole in Kisowozi village 
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Village Notes
Budumba missed to get a borehole from the government because they were not working together and they were not guided very well how best they can work together and there was a selfish motive as well. Kibo has done a great job to unite the community and is guiding the community now through all the steps to be followed before the borehole can be drilled 

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
This meeting was intended to continue preparing the community before the borehole survey and to know more of their roles they have to play before the borehole steps of surveying and drilling. Alex focused on the point of encouraging everyone to contribute the money needed for the borehole account as part of the initial capital cost for the borehole construction. There is always a big doubt in many people as they can’t just easily pay the money before they see with their naked eyes what they are paying for. A very big saying in this Busoga culture that they “pay money for what they see”. Many communities have been robbed off their money by “con” people/ fake NGOs and so there is always that fear in people. Alex emphasized more why it’s important to have this money in place even before the borehole is punched as this creates a sense of borehole ownership and not think that it’s for the Kibo group. Because of a great relationship and trust that Kibo builds with the community, many people respond positively apart from a few individuals. On a good note, already about 40,000/= has been raised in five days. Alex also met with all the new water user committee members and taught them about the roles they have to play during this Process. They have to make sure that they encourage everyone to contribute the money, remain together as one and also mobilize everyone to attend the meetings whenever called upon. He also left an assignment with the community members to have their separate meeting without Kibo and decide on the locations that can be put into consideration for borehole survey being in the interest of all the community members. They have to come up with three sites located in the middle of the community and our surveyor will try to consider this as he carries out the survey. However he was very clear to the community members that the final answer comes from the surveyor so he is the one that gets the best site to drill a borehole. Alex will go back on 12/03/2018 to continue preparing the community before the survey can happen just to make sure that there are no any disorganization that may a raise and make sure we don’t have a repeat of what happened in this same community last year with the district. Everyone has to know what exactly is required and keep working together and in unity as a community. 

Report Photos

1781 The village chairman Mr. Musodho giving opening remarks in the meeting