Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Naibowa - Kamuli

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2020-10-14

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2020-10-15 12:06:37 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2020-10-15 12:42:38 UTC
Trip Time
10:00-18:47 (8 h 47 m)
Village Time
12:18-16:02 (3 h 44 m)
Travel Time
5 h 3 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove,adjustements 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza,Tape Bwana 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet and Tape went to Naibowa village to teach the participants of group C how to practically build stoves. They mainly wanted to guide them as they try to build stoves on their own because practice makes perfect. They found when the participants had already gathered at the home of Nakitende Nasiimu who they had agreed on to get a stove in their group. The participants had all the materials required for building stoves like termite dirt,banana stems ,grass and water in place waiting for kibo to guide them on what to do. It was very interesting to find a big number of participants at the meeting place showing that they were very interested in the program and eager to learn. Kibo staff guided the participants how to measure banana stems whereby the men took lead on that. The interesting thing on this village is that both men and women are committed to participate in the program. Kibo staff guided the participants to measure termite dirt and grass at a ratio of two to one respectively.However participants wanted to know how many basins of dirt they need to use because this family is very big that cooks food on a saucepan of twenty liters. HARRIET told them that such kind of a saucepan requires 18 basins of dirt and 9 basins of grass which they were able to measure. Kibo staff together with the participants stamped stamped the dirt that will be used to build a stove. When the dirt was Kibo staff asked the participants to mold the dirt into small bolls and they collectively moved the dirt into the kitchen.kibo staff quoted the participants to build a stove. The kitchen was big enough that gave every participant an opponent to move in the kitchen and watch how the stove is built. The participants tried but the challenge was after laying the foundation for stove they put the small source pan near the door way other than putting it on the opposite side. Harriet corrected their mistakes and said that it can affect the effectiveness of the stove. When the stove was done Nasiimu the owner of the stove thanked kibo for working with them as a group that has enabled her to get a stove an individual. She said that she can’t wait to start using her new stove because she is tired of the challenges caused by open flames. Kibo staff encouraged the participants to continue working together until every one in the group gets a stove. 
Next Visit
2020-10-19 - Purpose: To guide participants of group C how to practically remove banana stems from a complete stove as well as continue with stove building.
Program Success
Both men and women actively participates in the Healthy and Safe kitchen program.
Program Critical Needs
Need for stoves because some participants still cook on open flames.
Program Ownership
The men are also actively involved in the healthy and safe kitchen program. Also before a member gets a stove must have a Kitchen which is well smeared as a sign of commitment.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue smearing their home facilities in preparation of getting stoves in their homes.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Call the group leader for further mobilization.

Report Photos

14280 Kibo staff together with the participants Of Naibowa community are busy stamping the dirt that will be used to build a stove.
14283 Balikitenda Nasiimu on the right ( Naibowa) is excited for kibo and the community building for her a stove which will help her to stop cooking on open flames to a better stove.
14298 Kibo staff practically teaching participants of Naibowa village how to build stoves.