Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Kalitumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2021-02-08

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2021-02-09 12:15:21 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2021-02-11 12:51:05 UTC
Trip Time
10:06-17:13 (7 h 7 m)
Village Time
12:12-15:04 (2 h 52 m)
Travel Time
4 h 15 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
follow up smearing,follow up stove building 
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 follow up on the maintenance of the healthy and safe kitchens facilities and the stove usage. When she got there, she went to the chairman’s home and met some members sitting outside his home next to the meeting place. They happily welcomed her to the village and without wasting much time, Suzan informed them the purpose of the visit that day which was to walk around the village and monitor the maintenance of the facilities and the stove usage. Other members were going to attend a funeral event at a neighboring village while a few stayed behind with Suzan and began visiting home to home. On their way, Suzan observed that most buildings were neatly smeared, new kitchens constructed with firewood storages inside. She also found some women cooking food on their stoves while others had just finished preparing lunch and were eating together with their families inside the kitchens. The elder children were busy helping their parents with house chores since school had not yet started. Suzan kept on advising the parents to always make sure their children got busy especially the big girls and boys so as to avoid joining bad groups or misbehaving in the communities. She also advised the parents to help their children learn new skills such as building stoves, smearing houses for those who were unable to do so, this would help them earn some pocket money to buy their personal items instead of involving themselves in bad acts which would bring shame in the community. The members were so grateful for the advice given to them that day and promised to maintain their facilities as much as possible. Suzan wished them a happy stay until they met again in the coming meeting. 
Next Visit
2021-02-24 - Purpose: Following up on the stove usage and maintenance of the facilities at the upper section of the village.
Program Success
Yes the members have improved in their sanitation and hygiene and were found cooking on their new stoves.
Program Critical Needs
Some members need to improve on their kitchens such as construction of new roofs and the high risen firewood storages.
Program Ownership
There’s good leadership structure in the community
Other Program Observations
The members have improved on their sanitation and hygiene facilities
Program Expected Of Village
To continue improving on their facilities
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for the next visit