Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Kalitumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2021-02-12

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2021-02-14 18:41:56 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2021-02-18 14:06:45 UTC
Trip Time
10:02-17:15 (7 h 13 m)
Village Time
12:08-14:53 (2 h 45 m)
Travel Time
4 h 28 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 sustainability of the healthy and safe kitchens program and the stove usage in the village. She was welcomed by the chairperson whom she found coming back from his garden. Suzan briefly sat down and informed the chairperson the purpose for her visit that day which was to follow up on some facilities and find out how far the members had gone with the program activities. The chairperson also briefly shared with Suzan what was carried out so far such as building stoves for new members at their neighboring villages, smearing their other buildings and also the members were effectively cooking on their new improved stoves. She then requested to walk her around the village so that she have a look at some facilities and the stove usage. As they were preparing to walk around, they were joined by more three group members who walked along with them. On their way, Suzan observed that most buildings had been well smeared, the big children were also found helping their parents with house work such as cooking food washing dishes,and cleaning the compound. Suzan kept on encouraging the members to continue working together as a team and also see that they taught their children more skills especially smearing stoves, houses and repairing other facilities. The members reported that the stoves were really cooking very well and they no longer faced the challenges they got while cooking on the old three stones open flames. Their husbands also helped them to carry out some activities such as roofing the kitchens and other buildings as well as cooking food sometimes whenever they were away from home got busy with other work. She then wished them well and promised to check on the other members in the next coming visit. 
Next Visit
2021-02-26 - Purpose: Evaluation process.
Program Success
Yes the members are effectively cooking on their stoves and have smeared most of their buildings.
Program Critical Needs
Continue encouraging the men to participate in the program activities
Program Ownership
There’s a good leadership structure in the community and teamwork among the members
Other Program Observations
There’s improvements in the general sanitation and hygiene in homes.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue repairing their facilities and building stoves for new members
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for the next visit

Report Photos

16689 Kalitumba: Suzan posing next to a well smeared house.
16692 Kalitumba: A young girl cooking in the kitchen on her parents fuel efficient stove which needs to be smeared.