Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2020-11-27

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2020-12-03 11:49:38 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-02-04 13:19:42 UTC
Trip Time
10:09-17:44 (7 h 35 m)
Village Time
12:15-15:15 (3 h 0 m)
Travel Time
4 h 35 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
follow up smearing,follow up stove building 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan went to the village on Friday to follow up on the stove building progress especially at the lower section of the village. When she got there, she went to the chairperson’s home who happily welcomed her to the village. She briefly informed Suzan what was going on in the village, the activities carried out so far. She said that some old members managed to build stoves for eight members who didn’t have kitchens by then, while others didn’t have enough grass for building the improved stoves. This was one of the challenges they faced especially during the rainy seasons. Later after four group members came and together they agreed and went to visit the new members who received the new improved stoves. Suzan was pleased to see that the members had also smeared all their buildings and built the firewood storages inside their kitchens. As they walked around the village visiting different homes, Suzan observed that some of the facilities such as the kitchens,shower areas and latrines got destroyed by the previous heavy storms. She kept on encouraging the members not to lose hope and also to use stronger materials for constructing the facilities so that they lasted longer especially during the heavy rains. She thanked everyone for involving themselves in the program activities and having a good teamwork spirit of working together as a team. The members promised to improve on some facilities as soon as the rains stopped, and Suzan left the village because the weather was changing faster. 
Next Visit
2021-02-05 - Purpose: Follow up on the stove building progress and the repairing of other facilities at the lower section.
Program Success
Yes most facilities have been well maintained
Program Critical Needs
Some members need to repair their facilities
Program Ownership
The members are united and formed a savings group.
Other Program Observations
Most of the sanitation and hygiene facilities are well maintained
Program Expected Of Village
To improve on some facilities which were destroyed by the storms
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for the next visit

Report Photos

15695 A well smeared fuel efficient stove stove in Buluvu village lower section.
15698 Buluvu. Some of the saved firewood on it’s firewood stand.