Suzan went to the village to practically teach the community members how to chop the grass into small pieces. However, when she arrived she found that it had rained heavily in the previous night with all the ground soaked and one of the group members madam Helen informed Suzan how most members had gone to plant and weed their gardens while others had gone to attend a funeral which was taking place within the village.
He said although the members were mobilized and reminded about the meeting to take place, they could not wait to go attend to their gardens after receiving rains because they long suffered from dry season and so this was a chance to plant some crops. The death of of one of the members also happened suddenly and others were seen walking towards the funeral.
Suzan decided to postpone the activity that day to another day when everyone was free and available because the activity of chopping grass was one of the important steps that everyone needed to learn before proceeding to other steps.
Before leaving the village, Suzan walked around a few homes while checking on different facilities. According to observations, some kitchens were poorly roofed and smeared both from outside to inside parts, and the high risen firewood storages needed to be reconstructed with strong poles so that they would hold enough firewood.
Suzan requested some of the group leaders who had stayed behind to always communicate early with one another before attending the Kibo program activities and to encourage other members to improve on their facilities before receiving the new improved stoves.
2021-04-16 - Purpose: To practically teach the community how to chop the grass into small pieces.
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Program Critical Needs
To empower the community with the skills of the healthy and safe kitchens.
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Other Program Observations
Some sanitation and hygiene facilities are well maintained.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue repairing their facilities such as the kitchen roofs, construction of stronger firewood storages
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for the next visit
Kazimba kunjira. A kitchen with a poor firewood storage , three stones stove and inside walls that needs to be smeared first before receiving an improved stove.
One of the members was found with a strong well built dish rack in kazimba kungira since its also one of the requirements before one gets a fuel efficient stove.