Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Ndalike

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2021-02-10

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2021-02-11 14:02:56 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2021-02-15 14:20:23 UTC
Trip Time
10:13-18:32 (8 h 19 m)
Village Time
13:13-16:09 (2 h 56 m)
Travel Time
5 h 23 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Abraham Mulongo,Alex Bamulumbye,Enock Madoolo,Ida Bazonona,Jeska Nairuba,Martin Kibuuka,Steven Kambale,Tape Bwana,Walyomu Alex,Suzan Keddi,Irene Ngobi,Chris Bulolo,Akurut Diana 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Lorie,tessa,lydia and stella. 
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
It was a bright Wednesday morning when Suzan,Tape, Jessica,Chris,Alex,Abraham,Steven,Martin,ida,Diana,Irene,Enock, Walyomu and some visitors from USA went to Ndalike village. The purpose for the visit that day was to build the first fuel efficient stoves. When they arrived at the village, they were happily welcomed by the members with songs of joy. After exchanging greetings and a little bit of dancing. Suzan first introduced the new visitors and some Kibo group staffs to the community and then requested them to be organized enough so that they would build at least two demonstration fuel efficient stoves since it was the main practical activity to take place on that day after the theoretical teachings. The community members were so excited and even informed Kibo staff how they had already organized the building materials in two selected homes. Together they all first agreed to build one stove in one of the selected members called zirida, this was because being the first demonstration stoves, each member needed to watch critically especially when carrying out the first building steps such as measuring the actual basins of anthill dirt while mixing it with the grass. This was important at a very beginning because once the rightful amount of grass and dirt were measured according to the saucepans, a good firewood saving stove would be built without difficulties. Kibo staff went ahead and began measuring the dirt and grass while explaining the whole process to the members because they needed to learn the first steps before going to the next. Later after, they stamped the dirt together while dancing and singing which also attracted more people to come over and join the crowd. Music was played which helped in quickening the building process because sometimes for the stove to be quickly and easily built, it needed teamwork and fun among the members. The first stove was properly built and together they went to the other members home and built the second stove while singing and dancing. Kibo staff carried out all the building process while the community was watching because they didn’t have any idea how it was built. The members also kept on asking different questions concerning the different steps while Kibo staffs answered them. This was also very important because the members needed to learn and try to master the skills at the beginning. In the end, two fuel efficient stoves were successfully built and Kibo staff thanked all the members for participating in the stamping and also encouraged them to always come and attend all the stove building lessons whenever Kibo was in the village to teach them Kibo staff also encouraged them to bring in more new members from their village so that they would also learn and get rid of the old open flames stoves which were causing harm to their health. The members were so excited for the lessons taught that day and promised to work together as a community for an effective development in their village since the women were suffering and having many challenges while cooking on the old three stones open flames stoves. The meeting finally came to an end an they all wished one another a happy healthy stay. 
Next Visit
2021-02-17 - Purpose: Building demonstration stoves
Program Success
Not yet identified since the program has just begun
Program Critical Needs
To continue teaching the members how to build the fuel efficient stoves
Program Ownership
There’s teamwork among the members and a good leadership structure.
Other Program Observations
Some homes have got well maintained sanitation and hygiene facilities such as the hand washing stations.
Program Expected Of Village
Cutting grass for building the stoves.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for the next vist

Report Photos

16548 Ndalike: Kibo staff teaching the members how to cut the banana stems for building the stove.
16551 Ndalike: Suzan sprinkling the water on the dirt before stamping it as some members are watching.
16554 Ndalike: one of the fuel efficient stoves which was successfully built on that day.
16557 Ndalike: Kibo staffs with some members participating in stamping the dirt for building the fuel efficient stoves.