Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Buluvu

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2021-02-17

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2021-02-17 13:00:48 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2021-02-18 13:33:19 UTC
Trip Time
10:06-17:37 (7 h 31 m)
Village Time
12:42-15:03 (2 h 21 m)
Travel Time
5 h 10 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
follow up smearing 
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 upper section of the village to follow up on the stove usage and the maintenance of the other facilities such construction of the firewood storages and the kitchen roofs. When she arrived there, she found the group chairperson with six members at his home waiting while discussing about different issues concerning the program activities. They welcomed her with greetings and then informed her how they had just received sad news about the loss of one of the elderly members at a neighboring village. The chairperson suggested they first move around the village and monitor some facilities before proceeding to the funeral. Together they went and began visiting home to home for those who participated in the program activities. Suzan followed up 18 homes and found some elderly children helping in preparing food on the fuel efficient stoves. About four stoves needed to be repaired and smeared because they had cracked all over and some firewood storages needed to be reconstructed as well. Suzan advised the members to improve on their facilities before the evaluation process in the next coming visit. Some new members informed Suzan how they had also wanted to get the new saving firewood stoves and Suzan requested the old members to build for them once they collected enough grass and agreed to pay them some little fee. She encouraged them to continue working together as a team especially when building stoves for other new members at the neighboring villages or for the new members interested in the stoves. Later after the follow ups the members thanked Suzan for the advice and lessons taught that day and the meeting came to an end. 
Next Visit
2021-03-03 - Purpose: Carry out the first evaluation process.
Program Success
Yes all the members were found cooking on their improved stoves and smeared almost all their kitchens and other buildings.
Program Critical Needs
Other programs should be introduced in the village.
Program Ownership
There’s unity and teamwork among the members and their leaders.
Other Program Observations
Most sanitation and hygiene facilities have been improved in some homes.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue repairing and smearing their facilities
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for the next visit

Report Photos

16704 Buluvu: A young girl in the kitchen lighting fire and preparing to cook food on their fuel efficient stove.
16707 Buluvu: Kibo staff in the kitchen with one of the girls explaining how they have benefited in the new improved fuel efficient stove.
16710 Buluvu: a kitchen well stocked with enough firewood on top of it’s firewood storage.