Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Kigalama - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2020-11-06

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2020-11-09 05:40:20 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2020-12-10 10:44:31 UTC
Trip Time
09:51-17:10 (7 h 19 m)
Village Time
10:05-15:00 (4 h 55 m)
Travel Time
2 h 24 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
follow up smearing 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet made a surprise visit to Kigalama village to follow up on stove usage to find out whether participants cook on their stoves on daily basis or they abandoned them since kibo has taken long time with out visiting their village since 2018. She reached in the village un expectedly because she wanted to find them in their day to day life other than preparing them selves for her. This would help HARRIET to get exactly the way they leave and correct their mistakes where necessary. She decided to start walking home to home and this time she concentrated in the center the meeting area. She inspected over 20 homes and the good was 16 of them were cooking on their stoves on daily basis and this was evidenced by the absence of three stone fire in the kitchen. However four participants had the traditional three stones in the kitchens which would at times tempt them to cook on. Harriet talked to them to find out why they had three stones in their kitchen. They told Harriet that they were stopped by their husbands that they traditionally believe (myth) that if they take out the three stones from the kitchen they husbands will die. HARRIET explained to them that it not true because those other participants who took out the three stones from their kitchen their husbands are still leaving. The women asked Harriet to spare some time and meet their husbands to help them understand that removing the traditional three stones from the kitchen will cause death to their husbands Also some participants had the firewood risen stands well stocked with firewood and those who lacked them were encouraged to put the in place to enable them stock firewood that they will use during time of scarcity. The participants who were visited that day thanked the healthy and Safe kitchen staff for visiting their village though they had taken every long time with out coming to their village . They added that they thought kibo had forgotten about them but for them they still remembered them because of the stoves they helped them build. Kibo staff encouraged them to continue using their stoves and maintaining their home facilities. 
Next Visit
2020-12-14 - Purpose: To follow up on stove usage,and firewood storage stands . This time she will concentrate in the Lower section of the village to get the picture of the entire village.
Program Success
Most participants cook on their stoves on daily basis.
Program Critical Needs
Need to encourage smearing of their home facilities
Program Ownership
Most participants cook on their stoves on daily basis.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained.
Program Expected Of Village
Start smearing their home facilities especially those ones lagging behind.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson.

Report Photos

15014 Kigalama village. Kwagala is proud of her stove that she cook food every day and this was evidenced by the absence of the three stones in the kitchen.
15017 In Kigalama village. In this home there is a strong firewood risen stand well stocked with firewood though the kitchen needs to be smeared.
15020 Kigalama village. In this home food was found cooking by itself on the stove as the rest of the family members were busy with other home activities.
15023 Harriet a kibo staff in Kigalama village encouraging this woman to cook on her stove on daily basis.