Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Butabira

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2021-02-19

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2021-02-24 06:15:07 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2021-02-24 06:55:54 UTC
Trip Time
10:34-18:06 (7 h 32 m)
Village Time
12:26-15:41 (3 h 15 m)
Travel Time
4 h 17 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Look Up
Alex was in Butabira to purposely update the homes that had improved into the final survey that was conducted last year. There were some homes that were still working on their sanitation and hygiene improvements and for the many recent visits to this community, Alex has been visiting all these homes that were lagging behind to step up and also improve. Hand washing construction has greatly increased with almost every homes in the village having constructed a hand washing stand. Dish rack construction has also increased amidst many challenges of getting Poles in the village but many people had to buy from the neighboring villages and from people that had them. The general picture in the village is that the village has greatly improved and have already started a transition to prepare the village for the new borehole. Alex also met with the village leaders and the person to construct to guide them how best to construct the wall fence around the borehole. The village has indeed worked together to make sure they buy all the materials to have this wall fence constructed at the borehole. The water user committee is indeed very happy for this new idea as they had faced many challenges of the wooden fence. Alex will go back to continue inspecting the wall fence construction at the borehole, encourage the village residents to maintain the required sanitation standards and prepare the village for the new borehole expected to be drilled in the village. 
Next Visit
2021-02-26 - Purpose: To inspect the construction of the wall fence standards, prepare the village for the borehole and encourage the village residents to maintain the required sanitation and hygiene facility standards.
Program Success
There are many great improvements made in the sanitation and hygiene standards of the village
Program Critical Needs
There are still many facing challenges of accessing water from a nearby water sources and others resort to walking long distances and going to a swamp.
Program Ownership
The water user committee, the village leader and the sanitation committee is a very active and has managed to encourage all people in the village to contribute towards constructing a wall fence at the old borehole after Alex W had sold the idea to the community
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
To complete construction of the brick borehole wall fence following the plan that was given by Alex and continue preparing the village for another borehole to be drilled. Also the village residents needs to maintain their sanitation and hygiene standards
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To plan going back and inspect the construction work at the borehole as well as continue meeting with water user committee preparing them for the water program before the borehole survey and drilling.

Report Photos

16821 Alex W stands with the village chairman Mr. Buyinza Patrick next to the materials to be used to construct a wall fence around the old borehole in Butabira village.