Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Butabira

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-11-11

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-11-12 06:32:54 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-11-12 10:26:46 UTC
Trip Time
10:47-17:40 (6 h 53 m)
Village Time
13:12-15:34 (2 h 22 m)
Travel Time
4 h 31 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities,ownership and sustainability 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
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Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex was in Butabira village to meet with the village leaders, water and sanitation committee members to prepare for the borehole repair expected soon. Kibo group has already procured the required parts from a supply company in Kampala. He met with the village leader, Mr. Buyinza Charles and three other committee members to talk to them about the plan to repair the broken borehole. Unfortunately the rains of the day couldn’t allow Alex and the committee to move around the village to check on sanitation standards in specific homes as he had planned. However, the leaders were encouraged to continue with follow up on the sanitation improvements and maintenance in the village during this prolonged rain season that is most likely to affect some facilities. The village leader reported of three pit latrines that collapsed the three days due to the rampant rains. It’s raining in the village almost every day and this has made work on sanitation improvements very hard. The borehole repair is expected on Friday 13/11/2020 and as well the sanitation committee was told to continue follow up on those specific homes as we prepare for the third survey next week. The leaders are very happy that soon this borehole will be fixed permanently and the village start to enjoy clean water once again. 
Next Visit
2020-11-13 - Purpose: Carry out borehole repair together with the hand pump mechanic.
Program Success
The water and sanitation committee together with the village chairman continue to remind the community residents to maintain their home sanitation facilities amidst current heavy rains.
Program Critical Needs
The homes located in the lower part of the community near the swamp are at a high risk of losing some facilities because of the soft soils and because it’s raining almost every day.
Program Ownership
The water and sanitation committee is still very active and working together to ensure village required sanitation standards.
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
The leaders to be ready for the borehole repair to be carried out soon and continue sensitization of sanitation improvements in the village.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To make sure the required borehole parts are supplied from the company supplying spare parts.

Report Photos

15179 Butabira village- The borehole in Butabira waiting for borehole repair and maintenance by Kibo group. It’s raining too much in the village and Alex couldn’t make follow ups in the homes as he had planned.