Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2021-02-05

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2021-02-05 13:04:46 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2021-02-09 12:05:15 UTC
Trip Time
10:07-17:27 (7 h 20 m)
Village Time
12:20-14:30 (2 h 10 m)
Travel Time
5 h 10 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
lc1 meeting 
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 to meet with the local leaders and discuss the progress of the healthy and safe kitchens program and discuss the way forward to the continuation of the program activities. When she arrived there she went straight to chairperson’s home where she found three members already gathered under a mango tree. She was warmly welcomed to the village and together they sat down and first discussed about the current village status concerning the program activities. The group chairperson madam kawanguzi informed Suzan about some activities which had recently resumed such as building stoves for some members who participated but didn’t have kitchens by then. She said so far they had built four more stoves but the main challenge they faced at times was looking for the particular grass which was a bit scarce at that time. She also said more new members requested the group to build for them the improved stoves after seeing the old members enjoying it’s benefits. However they would charge them a little because the work was abit tiresome. Almost all the members were now cooking on their new improved stoves with no worries and had maintained other facilities such as smearing their kitchens and other buildings as well as building the firewood stands inside their kitchens. This was so encouraging to hear and Suzan thanked the leaders for putting in much effort to carry out the program activities even when Kibo staffs were absent. She only encouraged them to always maintain the same spirit of working together as a team for an effective development, and the meeting came to an end. 
Next Visit
2021-02-17 - Purpose: To carry out the first evaluation process.
Program Success
Yes, according to the group chairperson, the members are effectively cooking on their improved saving stoves.
Program Critical Needs
Other Kibo group programs should be introduced in the village.
Program Ownership
The group members are working together with their leaders to improve on their sanitation and hygiene facilities.
Other Program Observations
Most homes have improved and maintained their facilities according to observations.
Program Expected Of Village
To continue repairing and smearing their facilities and building stoves for the new members.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for the next visit.

Report Photos

16446 Buluvu: Suzan discussing with some local leaders of the village about the program lessons/activities.
16449 A member in the village explaining to Kibo staff how she is enjoying cooking on her fuel efficient stove.