Alex was in Kamudoke village to meet with the village leaders and follow up on the water and sanitation status of the village before WASH can officially start to roll out in this village. This is one of the village that WASH is planning to work in come 2021. He met with two leaders( chairman water user committee and village secretary) at the well and discussed about the village water status and sanitation status. Their only borehole is taken good care and as a community they have continued to come together to fix whenever it breaks down due to bad pipes that were originally installed. Just about a month ago the village embarked on changing GI pipes and bought plastic PVC pipes. So far the village has bought 14 pvc pipes and need 20 of them. Each pipe cost 60K and in total the village contributed 840K shillings. About 80 households get water from this well and still a big group of people walk a long distance coming to get water from this well .
Alex asked about the village sanitation status and the leaders told Alex that their faces a very big challenge of sandy soft soils mostly with people who live in lower section near the swamp. Having a pit latrine in such areas is very hard and many of the homes don’t have pits at all. Most of these pit latrines easily collapse during the rain season and also majority of the people lack standard pit latrines, they then requested Alex if he had any idea of how best one can dig a pit latrine in such conditions. Alex told the leaders that kibo group plans to start working in their village next year and would discuss ways to help such people dig pit latrines in sandy soils since Kibo has got experience working with communities having similar problems. The village leaders were happy for the news from Alex and promised to cooperate when Kibo starts to work in their village in 2021. Not all the leaders attended the meeting so Alex requested them to mobilize each other next time they are called so we can all discuss ways to improve their village sanitation standards when kibo group officially starts to work in their village.
2021-01-25 - Purpose: Have a meeting with all the village leaders and plan for a baseline survey for WASH to start working in this village.
The village has always come together to fix their borehole whenever it breaks down
Program Critical Needs
There is a need to address the problem of digging sustainable pit latrines in sandy soils as this is a big problem in this village
There is active water user committee in place to guide the rest of the water users to manage their well
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
The village leaders were told to get ready for Kibo group and be willing to cooperate in all ways when work starts in Kamudoke
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To keep in touch with the leaders and calling them when that time to start working in this village nears.
Current borehole status in Kamudoke village. The water user committee has been very active to ensure that the borehole is clean and has a borehole fence.
This sign on the borehole shows the organization that donated this well to Kamudoke village and originally installed with 20 GI pipes.