Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Buluvu

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2021-02-12

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2021-02-16 10:24:31 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2021-02-16 11:00:56 UTC
Trip Time
10:42-18:50 (8 h 8 m)
Village Time
12:32-16:26 (3 h 54 m)
Travel Time
4 h 14 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities,ownership and sustainability 
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How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
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Buluvu village is among the old villages selected by WASH program to go back to train and teach hand washing in the village as well as encourage all village residents to maintain their hygiene and sanitation standards. Alex met with a few village leaders to talk to them how the village had kept the sanitation standards. Together they moved to the lower well drilled by kibo group and found it still functioning well but the fence needs replacement. Also they sampled some homes to check on the sanitation standards and observed many of them haven’t done enough to keep the required standards and mostly the dish racks were missing in many homes. The village leaders were told by Alex that they had forgotten about their responsibilities and needed to wake up and move to all residents to make sure the village meets the required sanitation standards. They were told that WASH group plans to return to the village to teach hand washing sometime soon this year and they were happy that it will be another opportunity for the village to step up and improve on their level of Sanitation and hygiene standards. The few leaders that gathered confessed that their village had never got any opportunity to be taught about the values of hand washing and will be eagerly waiting for Kibo Group. Alex then proceeded to Kisiro to meet the water user committee and other leaders to plan for their well commissioning and inspect the borehole status. A new committee was set up by the village members themselves replacing the old in active committee as Alex had instructed them to do so last year. This is one community that has been very hard to work with because of its large size and poor leadership structure. Alex had to disconnect this borehole because of this village poor cooperation with kibo group and were not showing any community ownership of their well. The commissioning of their well will be done during the second week of March on 12/03/2021. 
Next Visit
2021-02-26 - Purpose: To call the village leaders, water and sanitation committee about when WASH program plans to come back for hand washing in the village.
Program Success
The water and sanitation committee is still active and the borehole still functions well however the borehole fence has started to collapse
Program Critical Needs
Some of the village residents not doing enough to maintain their sanitation and hygiene facility standards. Also there were very little dish racks seen in the homes visited
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
The village leaders need to step up more and embark on the responsibility of making sure the village residents are reminded to maintain their hygiene and sanitation standards.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To keep in touch with the leaders and inform them when WASH program is to be back in the village to teach hand washing to the village.