Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2020-10-07

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2020-10-08 08:12:04 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2020-10-08 08:55:11 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-17:20 (7 h 15 m)
Village Time
12:16-14:39 (2 h 23 m)
Travel Time
4 h 52 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
adjustements,follow up stove building 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Tape Bwana 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Tape went back to the village to practically teach the community members how to remove the banana stems from the fuel efficient stoves. When she arrived there, she went to madam mutesi’s home where the stove was previously built and found some members already gathered there. She was warmly welcomed to the village and without wasting much time, she requested a few active members to get into the kitchen so that she would show them how to remove the stems out of the stove. This was because the active members would be able to show the rest of the members how to carry out the activity on their own without the guidance from Kibo staff. About four members got into the kitchen and Tape began taking out the stems step by step while explaining each step to the members. This was important because they needed to master the skills correctly so as not to make further mistakes in the future when they are building the stoves on their own. Later after taking out the stems, Tape got some dirt mixed with water and cow-dung from the basin and began smearing the stove from inside to outside. This was important to be carried out immediately so as to avoid cracks and also to strengthen up the stove. Tape encouraged all the other members outside to always do so the moment they finished taking out the stems from the stoves and then take about one month before cooking on it. She went ahead and explained to them that once they start using the stove before one month, it would crack all over. The members were so grateful for the advice and lessons taught that day and Tape left wishing them a happy stay. 
Next Visit
2020-10-12 - Purpose: To guide the members as they build the stoves on their own.
Program Success
Not yet identified from the lower section of the village because most of the members have not started cooking on their stoves although the smearing of the buildings is going on smoothly.
Program Critical Needs
To smear all their buildings and repair some facilities which were destroyed by the previous storms
Program Ownership
There’s teamwork among the members and their leaders
Other Program Observations
Some of the sanitation facilities are well maintained such as the shower areas, latrines and hand washing facilities.
Program Expected Of Village
To cut or chop the grass for building the other fuel stoves.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To plan for the next visit

Report Photos

14106 Tape demonstrating to the members how to remove the banana stems from a fuel efficient stove .
14109 A well smeared saving stove after taking out the banana stems.