Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Ndalike

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2021-04-21

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2021-04-22 05:42:16 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2021-04-26 05:56:09 UTC
Trip Time
09:30-17:27 (7 h 57 m)
Village Time
12:12-15:40 (3 h 28 m)
Travel Time
4 h 29 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
adjustements,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 Ndalike village to continue guiding participants as they build stoves on their own.She reached in the village and found the participants busy stamping the dirt that will be used to build stoves on their own. They did this as they sang songs of unity showing how the healthy and safe kitchens program has united them and also it was a sign to show that they loved what they were doing. The participants told Harriet that they have already removed banana stems from the two stoves that were previously built. They also assured her that they have done it perfectly because they kept on looking at the complete stoves for comparison and guidance. Kibo staff asked the participants to go with her to those homes that they removed banana stems from the stoves. The participants suggested that, they all work together to build the stove first before they go to look at the stoves they removed banana stems from. Interestingly this group was able to build a stove on their own with little guidance from kibo staff who guided them on fixing banana stems as they built stoves.The participants were happy when they saw that they were able a stove on their own with little guidance from kibo staff. Then kibo staff together with the community members went to inspect the stoves that they removed banana stems on their own. They had tried to it but only did not enlarge the hole for fixing fire wood. Harriet enlarged those holes as she told the members that it is important to enlarge those holes to creat enough space to fix in firewood and to roast maize Incase they wanted too. The participants thanked kibo for patiently teaching them despite the mistakes they have always made.They also recommended the approach of working with them in small groups which give them a chance to actively participate thus easy to learn. They also identified Mugote Goerge to take the lead in their group of building stoves. Harriet encouraged them to keep on practicing because practice makes perfect. 
Next Visit
2021-04-28 - Purpose: To continue guiding participants as they build stoves on their own.
Program Success
Most participants with dry stoves have started cooking on their stoves on daily basis.
Program Critical Needs
Need to build stoves for the remaining participants.
Program Ownership
Most participants with dry stoves have started cooking on them on daily basis and this is evidenced by the absence of the traditional three stones used for cooking.
Other Program Observations
Participants have embraced hand washing.
Program Expected Of Village
Build stoves on their own.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Call the group leaders for further mobilization.

Report Photos

18705 Ndalike village. Kibo staff( Harriet ) inspecting the stove that the community has just built on their own.
18708 Ndalike village. One of the participants ( Rehema carrying her baby) as she comfortably cook food on her fuel efficient stove.
18711 Ndalike village. Harriet ( kibo staff in a blue shirt) guiding the participants to fix banana stems in the stove as they build it.These banana stems will help to create different holes on the stove that is the hole for firewood, the vent for smoke, the hole to blow in the stove oxygen, the hole to bring firewood from the big pot to the small pot among others.