Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kalalu

Visit by Tom Ngobi on 2020-12-14

Report ID
Created by
Tom Ngobi
Created date
2020-12-15 14:28:39 UTC
Modified by
Tom Ngobi
Modified date
2020-12-15 14:43:53 UTC
Trip Time
10:20-17:55 (7 h 35 m)
Village Time
12:30-15:45 (3 h 15 m)
Travel Time
4 h 20 m

Household visits

Which Survey
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
To check on facility constructions 
Staff Attendees
Tom Ngobi 
Government Attendees
Tom made a visit to kalalu village to check on sanitation and hygiene improvements as well as facility construction. When he arrived at the chairman’s home, he was joined by other committee members as well as the chairman of the village him self Mr Mwidu. They first had a meeting to discuss about the second evaluation. Many of the committee members were not present because they had called them to the mosquito net distribution center but they were told later that the mosquito nets would be distributed the next day. Tom together with the present committee members and the chairman suggested that they all move toward the lower section of the village checking on facilities and sanitation improvements. They started off from the trading center where they found two new pits dug for the latrine construction. One pit was 28ft and the other was 25. Tom encouraged the residents to use good materials to construct the latrines so that they can last longer. One of the other pits is for a community member who the chairman suggested that he was going to meet and encourage her t construct the structure for th latrine. From the trading center they moved to the another section and in one specific home of Mr Basoga, they found no standard latrine at all. This is a big homestead of about 5 homes. Their home is next to the swamp and the water level is very high which has made latrine construction very hard. Tom spoke to one of the men in that home and encouraged him to dig circulate pits and construct them from th bottom. Tom suggested that this will give the walls of the pit strength to home even on the sandy soils. Tom also encouraged them to construct other facilities like dish racks, and good showers. In this home there are no hand washing stands as well and Tom encouraged them t construct the hand washing stands too. From Mr basoga’s home, they moved to another section where they found the residents when he recently constructed a new latrine. This is after the former collapsed. Tom, the chairman and Mr Besweri appreciated th old man for being pro active and working towards maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene. In other homes, they also encouraged residents to construct good dish racks, showers and maintain hand washing for those with the hand washing stands and encouraged those with no hand washing stands to construct them. 
Next Visit
2020-12-16 - Purpose: Carry out second evaluation
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Report Photos

16106 A drug shop in Kalalu village with a hand washing stand
16109 Another drug shop with a hand washing stand
16112 Committee members inspecting one of the pits for a latrine being dug in the trading center area
16115 The chairman inspecting one of the newly constructed latrines in one home of Kalalu village