Jessica and Suzan went to Naibowa to follow up on the smearing of the buildings, stove usage and construction of the firewood storages in the kitchens.
When they arrived there, they went to the group chairperson’s home who warmly welcomed them, and before walking around the village, he informed Kibo staff about some challenges the members were facing while carrying out the program activities such as the rains which had washed off all the dirt smeared on some buildings and destroyed some facilities. He said that most of them had therefore posed a bit until the rains stopped.
Later after,they stood up and walked around the village while monitoring some facilities in some homes. A few members were found cooking on the three stones open flames after reporting that the smoke was not coming out of their kitchens because the stoves were built a wrong wind direction.
Jessica and Suzan advised them to cut grass and build new stoves after spotting the right wind direction which would let the smoke come out from the kitchen. She also requested them to take out the old three stones from the kitchens and effectively begin cooking on only the new improved saving stoves.
Kibo staffs encouraged all the members to always see that they repaired and smeared their facilities immediately the rains stopped, for this would help them live a happy healthy life with their families. The members were thankful for the visit and advice given to them that day and promised to do so as soon as possible.
2020-12-11 - Purpose: To follow up on the stove building progress and maintenance of other facilities.
Yes almost all the members have smeared kitchens and cooking on their new improved stoves.
Program Critical Needs
Some facilities needed to be reconstructed such as the latrines, shower areas and kitchen roofs which were destroyed by the storms.
There’s a good leadership structure in the community
Other Program Observations
According to observations, most homes have improved in their sanitation and hygiene
Program Expected Of Village
To improve and repair some of their facilities which are in a bad condition.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To plan for the next visit
Naibowa. One of the participants in the village cooking on her fuel efficient saving stove . Kibo staff requested her to continue cooking on it on a daily basis so that she gets used.
Suzan inside the kitchen checking on the maintenance of the fuel efficient stove in Naibowa village.