Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Butabira

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-11-02

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-11-03 11:01:46 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-11-03 13:05:32 UTC
Trip Time
10:48-18:45 (7 h 57 m)
Village Time
13:47-16:39 (2 h 52 m)
Travel Time
5 h 5 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
Water meeting and sanitation improvements 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
LC1,LC2,VHT,Parish Chief 
Alex went back to Butabira having been disrupted by the rains last Friday. Together with the community development officer from Magada S/C, village chairman and the Sanitation committee covered the upper section of the village moving home to home checking on home facilities and new facilities. The current heavy rains have damaged some of the facilities in some homes. Two pit latrines collapsed two days ago but the main reason was that they had not been roofed and so the people were encouraged to roof their pit latrines quickly to prevent them from falling apart, however many people have stepped up and maintained their sanitation standards. The other facility that have come up is the construction of dish rack in homes. The new design of the movable type have recently been embraced by many people even when there is a challenge of poles in the village. The community development officer was amazed by what she saw and thanked Kibo group for help to this village towards sanitation and hygiene improvements. This village eight months ago was in a bad state but there is a great change observed in the village. The village chairman Mr. Buyinza and the committee confess that everyone in village is using a pit latrine. Together as a group they moved in about 38 homes in the village and there was no case of open defecation. The current heavy rains have done some damage to the sanitation facilities and they kept encouraging people to replace their facilities that have collapsed due to the rains and quickly maintain them. A third survey will soon be conducted in the village to determine the sanitation status of the village before the new borehole drilling in this village as it’s the plan from Kibo group. After the walk in the village, they came in a meeting to discuss about a way forward to have their borehole repaired. The village contributed 600,000/= towards the repair about 15% and balance to be topped up by Kibo group. The total cost will be 4,085,000/= towards the repair. Water flow company will be the one to supply the parts to kibo group to repair the well in Butabira. The company made some deductions on pipes and rods to save money than it had been originally thought. The village is now struggling to get water because this well has broken down and the only hope is to have this well repaired very soon. 
Next Visit
2020-11-06 - Purpose: To carry out the borehole repair after buying the required parts and continue to engage the village to meet the required sanitation standards.
Program Success
Very high sanitation improvements in the village mostly the dish rack construction has greatly picked up in the village.
Program Critical Needs
The village broken well needs to be fixed urgently
Program Ownership
An active water and sanitation committee in place to encourage everyone to work together to improve water access and sanitation standards
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
The water and sanitation committee to continue engaging the whole village towards meeting the required sanitation standards and prepare for the borehole repair.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit

Report Photos

14876 Butabira Village- Alex W inspects a new pit latrine recently constructed at the church in Butabira
14879 Alex W looks at a new dish rack constructed next in one of the homes in Butabira
14882 Butabira village- New standard dish rack constructed in Peter’s home
14891 Butabira Village- Alex W encouraging John, one of the old men in Butabira to maintain his facilities in the home that had been damaged by the current rains.