Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba
Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2020-11-09
2020-11-10 11:25:05 UTC
2020-11-10 12:14:34 UTC
10:07-17:42 (7 h 35 m)
12:15-15:10 (2 h 55 m)
4 h 40 m
Kitchens all groups
follow up stove building
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Healthy and Safe Kitchens
Suzan went to the village to the village to guide the participants as they build stoves on their own. This was important because the members needed to learn the skills and continue building stoves for other people at their neighboring villages or within the community even if not supervised by Kibo staff.
When she got there, she met two group members on their way to where the activity was taking place. Together they walked up to the home and found the members taking in the dirt into the kitchen which was already stamped. They happily welcomed Suzan to the village and the chairperson informed her how they had already finished building the first stove early in the morning.
This was because the group divided themselves into two so as to quicken the whole process. He also said more new members had joined them and requested to participate in the stove building process so that they would also get the improved stoves. Suzan went and first checked on the first stove to find out if it was properly built, but good enough it was well built although the kitchen was half way smeared.
She then went back and encouraged all the members to always see that they smeared all their buildings especially after receiving a fuel efficient stove in their kitchens and to improve on their general sanitation and hygiene. She then went inside the kitchen and witnessed as some members built the stove step by step while others cut and took measurements of the banana stems outside the kitchen.
This was so impressive to see and Suzan kept on guiding them on certain steps especially fixing the banana stems in the right direction which was a little bit hard for some members. Finally the stove was fully built and Suzan thanked each person for participating in the whole activity and she left the village wishing them a happy stay.
2020-11-16 - Purpose: Teach the members how to remove the banana stems from their fuel stoves.
Yes the members who got the improved stoves are now cooking on them and most buildings have been well smeared.
Program Critical Needs
To encourage the men to assist their wives in other home activities especially roofing the houses and constructing stronger facilities such as the firewood stands, dish racks and shower areas.
The group members opened up a savings account whereby they come together on a particular day agreed and same some money for future use.
Other Program Observations
Some members have improved on their sanitation and hygiene facilities.
Program Expected Of Village
Practicing building stoves on their own and repairing their facilities which are poorly built.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for the next visit
Suzan posing outside a well smeared house of one of the group members.
A well maintained firewood stand stocked with enough firewood.