Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Naibowa - Kamuli

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2020-09-30

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2020-10-01 10:03:18 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2020-10-01 12:59:23 UTC
Trip Time
10:04-17:08 (7 h 4 m)
Village Time
12:41-15:15 (2 h 34 m)
Travel Time
4 h 30 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet went to Naibowa to guide participants of group A how to build stoves on their own. She found when the participants had already gathered at the meeting place.They had all the materials required for building stoves in place. They had also identified Micheal as the next participant to get a stove. They said that they decided on this home because both the husband and the wife have been active in the program. Also this family has just given birth to twins so they sought it would be good to build a stove for this family so that the parents can have time for the twins other than spending more hours in the forest looking for firewood. HARRIET thanked the group for being considerate and being able to prioritize among themselves of who is in the greatest need. Participants told Harriet that they are ready to put in practice what they have been learning in their group. They also said that their are not yet sure of whether they will do it well. Harriet told them to that it’s good to believe in themselves and also she will be there to guide them selves how to do it better. The participants worked together to collect the dirt, collect banana stems and fetch water which will be used to build stoves. They also decided to divide themselves in two groups whereby the women were tasked to stamp the dirt and the men were in charge of cutting banana stems for building stoves. The women successfully stamped the stove as the men were cheering to encourage their wives as they stamped the dirt.when it came to the men’s turn to cut banana stems and build stoves the women did the same. One of the participants Wakiso volunteered to cut the banana stems . He did not do it well but Harriet guided him to do better. The participants started to build a stove but they couldn’t perfectly do it. For example they had wanted to put the small cooking pot on the side where fire would directly heat it which would affect its effectiveness. Harriet corrected them and told them that this will affect the effectiveness of the stove because it would be hard for fire to move from the small cooking pot area to the big pot. Also participants had made Avery big stove that consumed a lot of space in the kitchen. Harriet helped them to reduce the stove and encouraged them to keep on practicing because practice makes perfect. The participants were very happy when they saw what they have tried to do on their own. Thanked kibo for patiently teaching them and promised to keep on practicing until they master the process of building stoves. 
Next Visit
2020-10-07 - Purpose: To teach participants of group B how to practically build stoves on their own.
Program Success
Most participants have smeared their home facilities.
Program Critical Needs
Continue building stoves for the remaining participants in the community.
Program Ownership
Men are also active in the stove building process.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue chopping grass to build more stoves.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson.