Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Naibowa

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2021-03-19

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2021-03-19 11:18:31 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2021-03-22 05:13:53 UTC
Trip Time
10:15-16:36 (6 h 21 m)
Village Time
12:30-15:15 (2 h 45 m)
Travel Time
3 h 36 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
assignment check,follow up smearing,follow up stove building 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet went to Naibowa village to follow up on the stove building progress , smearing and construction of fire wood risen stands. She reached in the village and was received by the Chairperson of the Healthy and safe kitchens program Nabirye Juliet who told her that from the time kibo staff last visited their village they have built more four stoves on their own. Harriet asked the Chairperson to lead her in those homes so that she can look at those stoves.The good news was the stoves were well done except one that they made very big which would consume a lot of fire wood. Harriet told them that the reason why that one stove was very big is because they measured a long banana stem to create a hole where the big sauce pans would sit. They encouraged them to be mindful when ever they are measuring banana stems , she also commended them for that great achievement of being able to build stoves on their own despite the few mistakes. She also encouraged them through their chairperson to continue building stoves because practice makes perfect. Juliet told Harriet that,they have agreed as a group to complete all the remaining stoves to be built in the group by the end of March 2021 so that they start scaling out to the neighboring communities. She also requested kibo to follow up with them in these remaining days so that they can help them fix the mistakes Incase they are there. Kibo staff also walked through some few homes especially in the lower Section following up on smearing and firewood storages. Most people had embraced it and those ones who were lagging behind were encouraged. During the follow up the healthy and safe kitchens program chairperson in Naibowa was reminding them about the deadline they set. This was nice to hear and see in the village and so encouraging. 
Next Visit
2021-03-22 - Purpose: To follow up on stove building, smearing and construction o firewood storages especially in the upper section of the village.
Program Success
Most people with dry stoves cook on them on daily basis.
Program Critical Needs
Need to build stoves for the remaining participants.
Program Ownership
Most participants with dry stoves now cook on them on daily basis.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained.
Program Expected Of Village
Mobilize each other to participate in the program as well as continue smearing their home facilities.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson.

Report Photos

17583 Naibowa village. Harriet( kibo staff) looking at the stove that the participants had built on their own.
17586 Naibowa of the stove that had just been smeared though the owner uses it on daily basis. This was evidenced by the absence of the traditional three stones in the kitchens and it also showed how much the owner valued her stove.
17589 Naibowa village. Harriet a kibo staff appreciating one of the well stocked firewood risen stand.