Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Kishaike - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2020-11-16

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2020-11-17 08:59:01 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2020-11-17 09:44:21 UTC
Trip Time
09:44-17:17 (7 h 33 m)
Village Time
12:48-15:13 (2 h 25 m)
Travel Time
5 h 8 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
goals and objectives 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
HARRIET went to kisheike village to introduce the Healthy and Safe kitchen program to the community. She reached in the village and did not find the participants at the meeting place. The Vht Sanyu and Harriet decided to walk into the village home to home to mobilize the participants for the meeting. Later on the participants gathered for the meeting and HARRIET thanked them for having turned up for the meeting. The chairperson welcomed kibo staff to the village and asked her to share with the community the intention of their village. HARRIET asked the participants to discuss the gender roles and this was intended for them to understand how much work do women do compared to the men. This was a very interesting discussion where some participants said that the role of a man in a home is to be taken care of that is the woman has to do every thing for the man. Right from looking for firewood, fetching water, cooking food,washing , clothes,looking after the animals,taking care of the sick among others. HARRIET asked the men why they don’t help their wives and this were the responses. 1.Some women cook in a very dirty kitchen full of peelings which don’t attract the men to sit with them in the kitchen. 2. Some women cook food as keep on eating claiming that they are tasting salt so they always refuse the men to enter the kitchen when they are cooking because they will feel ashamed to taste when their husbands are in the same kitchen. 3. Some men don’t want to help their wives cook because the kitchen is took Smokey uncomfortable to sit in as food is being cooked which at times make their wives to sneeze as they cook which they don’t want to see. 4. Some men said that when ever women are helped with domestic work they tend to undermine their husbands. 5. They also said that some women are slow as they cook food so they prefer to go to the trading centers or sit in the house and wait for food other than watching them as they cook. Harriet asked the men whether they would love to help their wives if those barriers are broken. The men said it possible. She there fore introduced to them the healthy and safe kitchen program as one of Kibo’s programs that aims at empowering them with knowledge and skill of building fuel efficient stoves which will Safe time because it cooks two things at a go, eliminates smoke in the kitchen because a vent will be created on it,uses less firewood compared to the traditional three stones as well as reduce on cases of fire accidents. The participants were very excited about the program and said that all the challenges caused by open flames that HARRIET mentioned they all face them there fore this program will help them to overcome those challenges. They asked whether kibo can demonstrate to them on that very day how the stove looks like However some people asked what they need to buy for them to get stoves. HARRIET told them that it is a process where they they have to go through a theory of lessons before they practically build stoves. She also told them that the stoves are built out of the locally available materials which are cheap and accessible in their communities. The participants thanked kibo for the program and promised to actively participate. 
Next Visit
2020-11-07 - Purpose: The guide the community to chose their own leaders who will coordinate the program.
Program Success
Not yet because the program is still new.
Program Critical Needs
Need for stoves because all the participants cook on open flames.
Program Ownership
Not yet because the program is still new in the community.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been improved.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue mobilizing one another to participate in the program.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson.