Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Bupeni

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2021-01-27

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2021-01-27 17:25:00 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-02-11 13:10:51 UTC
Trip Time
10:04-18:10 (8 h 6 m)
Village Time
12:24-15:11 (2 h 47 m)
Travel Time
5 h 19 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
lc1 meeting,follow up smearing,follow up stove building 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Tape Bwana,Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan and Tape went to the village to meet with the local leaders and some committee group members so as to discuss the way forward to the continuation of the program activities after elections which were so intense. When they arrived in the village, they went to the chairperson’s home and found him sitting under a tree together with some group leaders. They welcomed Kibo staff and together sat down and first discussed about the activities that took place previously before elections. The chairperson informed Kibo staff how most members had managed to improve on their facilities such as smearing and repairing their fuel efficient stoves and the kitchens as well as building stoves for new members who didn’t have kitchens by then yet they participated in the program implementation. He also said that the elections were carried safely although a few people had conflicts after wards which were then settled down by the village security leaders and most people had resumed their daily activities. He then requested Kibo staff to start going to their village and continue with their lessons since everything was back to normal. Later after, Tape and Suzan in the company of some members went and visited a few homes while monitoring the improvements of their facilities. According to observations, it was very true that most members had repaired their kitchens by constructing the roofs and the high risen firewood storages which was impressive to see. Kibo staff thanked the members for the good work done and encouraged them to always maintain their facilities and continue working together as team in developing their village. The members thanked Kibo for the visit and the meeting came to an end. 
Next Visit
2021-02-22 - Purpose: To take incentives to the community as a sign of appreciation for the good work done.
Program Success
Yes the members have greatly improved on their kitchens and other facilities as well as cooking on their new improved saving stoves.
Program Critical Needs
Other members need to dig up new latrines and shower areas because they were washed away by the heavy rainfalls.
Program Ownership
There’s good teamwork spirit among the members and a good leadership structure.
Other Program Observations
Other Kibo programs should be introduced in the village.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue repairing and smearing their facilities.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Planning for the next visit

Report Photos

16275 Bupeni: Suzan posing with some of the committee group leaders for the healthy and safe kitchens program.
16278 Tape encouraging some members to continue improving and maintaining their facilities as much as possible in Bupeni village.
16281 Bupeni. One of the participants happy in her well smeared kitchen which has got a firewood stand and a fuel efficient stove.