Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Butabira

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-10-23

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-10-27 06:25:27 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-10-27 10:35:01 UTC
Trip Time
10:19-18:19 (8 h 0 m)
Village Time
12:38-16:09 (3 h 31 m)
Travel Time
4 h 29 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
Follow up on sanitation improvements and borehole 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
During this visit, Alex first met with the community development officer to discuss about the sanitation status of Butabira village and the plans to have the village borehole repaired. The CDO thanked Kibo group for the support towards this community and for having elevated the sanitation status of the village. This community before Kibo group started working here, this community was in such a terrible state with many homes lacking pit latrines. The village has currently improved greatly and has a reached a level whereby almost every home in the village has got a pit latrine they are using. Alex together with the village chairman and the water and sanitation committee members followed up on homes in the upper part of the village checking on all sanitation facilities and their standards and the main focus was on dish rack construction. The dish rack coverage in this village had been very low but has recently improved with more homes constructing these dish racks in their homes. This has been a challenge because many people lack trees to cut down because the village is surrounded with a large swamp. There are more hand washing facilities that have been constructed in the community and many homes have constructed two of them, one at the front and the other at the back next to the pit latrine. The current heavy rains that is pouring every day have some how caused a set back in facility construction and some facilities that weren’t roofed have been damaged. Alex together with the sanitation committee members continued to encourage the community residents to improve the standards and those whose facilities have been damaged to also work on them. Alex and the water and sanitation committee then held a meeting together to discuss about the borehole contributions towards their borehole repair. For the last two months, the water user committee has been fundraising for the borehole contributions encouraging all the village residents to contribute money towards their repair. However the biggest challenge has been that this borehole keeps breaking down almost every week and get off some money collected to fix it because of a great need. The water and sanitation committee members requested Alex to receive the money on their behalf so far at hand amounting to 430,000/= cash towards their borehole repair to take it to kibo office because it had become very hard to have all the money at once that is needed due to the rampant breakdown of this well. The water user committee promised to continue with the fundraising from the community to get more money towards this cause and would send it to Kibo group. Alex is to find out from the borehole spare part distribution company how much exactly it costs to buy the required parts for this borehole, the community contribute a 15% percentage and kibo group also contribute 85% percentage towards this Butabira borehole repair. It’s indeed a great need to have this borehole fixed because the village feel a big burden and have spent a lot of money trying to fix it temporarily but now requires a permanent solution soon. The community has also bought a new idea from WASH to construct a wall fence towards their well and are encouraging the community to contribute the necessary materials to build this kind of fence around the well with guidance from Kibo group WASH program. 
Next Visit
2020-10-30 - Purpose: Continue follow up on sanitation facility standards and the need for the borehole repair.
Program Success
The water and sanitation committee have continued to put their efforts together to make sure that the community responds to all that is required towards their sanitation standards and community contributions towards their borehole repair.
Program Critical Needs
Their village borehole breaking down any time and needs quick fix to the problems
Program Ownership
The water and sanitation committee doing all their best to help their village change
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Continue encouraging those members that haven’t yet contributed money towards their borehole to do so and also continue with home to home engagements following up on homes that haven’t met the sanitation standards
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Call the water and sanitation committee members to remind them of their weekly roles and responsibilities as well as engaging the village more to meet the water and sanitation standards.

Report Photos

14537 Butabira Village- new dish rack constructed by Simon next to his kitchen. He was however encouraged to construct a two level dish rack to accommodate more kitchen utensils
14546 Butabira Village- This young man Moses has helped his family to have all the required sanitation facilities in their home. He recently dug a new pit measuring 20ft and now constructing a structure on it.
14549 Butabira Village- This well needs urgent repair to help many people in this village access clean water
14552 New hand washing facility constructed by Kulire next to his pit latrine in Butabira
14555 Butabira Village- Mrs. Bumaali proud to get a new dish rack in her home