Harriet and Tape went to Igerera B to follow up on stove building progress , smearing and construction of firewood risen stands.
They wanted to guide participants as they build stoves on their own.
Interestingly they reached in the village and found when the participants were busy building a stove for Namwase Margret. They had built for her a stove before but it had failed to work because in was put in the opposite direction of wind.
The participants had agreed as a group to build for her a better stove so that she equally benefits like others in the group. It was also important for the kibo staff to be present to guide them to do it better.
They found when the participants had already finished stamping the dirt to build stoves and they had already moved into the kitchen.
In this village there are two active men that is Kamya Charles and Muyambi who worked hard to master a skill and they lead the stove building process.
Tape and Harriet guided them on how best to build a stove.They also asked the participants to always be mindful of the wind direction bro avoid wind blowing smoke back into the kitchen thus the ineffectiveness of the stove.Also reminded them to keep on practicing because practice makes perfect.
After they walked with the participants through some homes to check on smearing and firewood storage stands. The good news is that most people have smeared their home facilities and those ones lagging behind were encouraged to improve.Also those who lacked firewood risen stands were encouraged to put them in place .
Participants promised to stay working together to achieve development and they thanked kibo for being patient with them despite the many mistakes they have always made.
2020-11-09 - Purpose: To follow up on stove building progress,stove usage,smearing and construction of firewood risen stands.
Most participants with dry stoves have started cooking on them.
Program Critical Needs
Need for stoves because some people still cook on open flames.
Most people now cook on their stoves on daily basis.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue building stoves for the remaining participants.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson
Tape in Igerera B guiding this child how best to smear a stove.
Tape and Harriet in Igerera B checking the effectiveness of one of the stoves in the village.