Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2020-10-28

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2020-10-29 11:59:39 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2020-10-29 14:03:21 UTC
Trip Time
10:03-17:43 (7 h 40 m)
Village Time
12:08-14:47 (2 h 39 m)
Travel Time
5 h 1 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
assignment check,follow up smearing,follow up stove building 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan went and visited the lower section of the village purposely to follow up on the stove building progress, maintenance of other facilities and stove usage. When she arrived there, she was welcomed by the group chairperson madam kawanguzi who seemed to be tired from the garden work. Later after other eight group members joined them, they went and visited some members who had recently got the fuel efficient stoves after constructing the kitchens. On their way, they kept on checking on the outside facilities like the shower areas, latrines, dish racks and rubbish pits. Some of the stoves needed to be repaired and smeared because they had cracked as well as smearing the kitchens, bathrooms and latrines. About four homes visited that day also needed to dig up new rubbish pits with dish racks. According to the chairperson, most members complained of the current rains which were destroying some of their facilities such as washing off the smeared dirt from some buildings as well as the dish racks. Suzan requested the members to always repair and maintain all their facilities whenever they got spoilt and use stronger materials for construction so that they would last longer. She also encouraged each member who received a new improved stove to use them for cooking their food on a daily basis so that they saved firewood and time to attend other developmental lessons. At the end, she thanked the members for the hard work done and then wished each one a happy stay. 
Next Visit
2020-11-09 - Purpose: Carry out the first evaluation process.
Program Success
Yes almost all the the members with stoves are cooking on their stoves
Program Critical Needs
To improve on some facilities after the rainy seasons.
Program Ownership
There’s a good leadership structure
Other Program Observations
Other members have maintained some of their facilities
Program Expected Of Village
Repair their facilities
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for an evaluation meeting

Report Photos

14729 A fuel efficient stove which needs to be repaired and smeared together with the inside part of the kitchen.
14738 A poorly built firewood storage which needs to be reconstructed with strong materials.