Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Naibowa

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2021-04-30

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2021-05-03 05:26:08 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2021-05-03 05:56:41 UTC
Trip Time
09:51-17:10 (7 h 19 m)
Village Time
12:05-15:15 (3 h 10 m)
Travel Time
4 h 9 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
assignment check,adjustements 
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 stove building progress and the progress of repairing the home facilities which were destroyed by rain. She reached in the village when it had just stopped raining and most participants were still in doors. She decided to walk home to home inspecting the home facilities as well as track progress. She found when most participants with dry stoves were cooking on them on daily basis as and this was evidenced by the absence of the traditional three stones fire in the kitchen. They told Harriet that the stoves uses less firewood , vents out smoke which now attracts men to cook with their wives in the kitchens thus improving marriage relationships. They also said that firewood storage stands enabled them to stock enough firewood which they now use during the rainy season there fore they don’t need to look for firewood during this rainy season. Participants also rose a concern of the windy heavy rainfall which have destroyed some of their home facilities. For example wind removed some of grass that had roofed the kitchen,destroyed the kitchen walls that were well smeared , and some kitchen fell down. Harriet encouraged the participants to re- construct those facilities. The participants promised to repair their facilities because they value them so much. Later own ,Harriet together with some of the committee members came back and settled for the meeting to discuss progress and the exit date for the program. The participants told Harriet that they have so far built 39 stoves and in the group there are 45 members . They said they plan to build for the remaining participants in the group as soon as possible. They tentatively suggested 19th May 2021 to be an exit date for the Healthy and safe kitchen program in their village.They promised to do their level best to finish the remaining participants as well as improve the home structures which were destroyed by rainfall. 
Next Visit
2021-05-05 - Purpose: To follow up on the stove building progress and the repairing of the home facilities which were destroyed by rainfall as well as stove usage.
Program Success
Most participants with dry stoves cook on them on daily basis.
Program Critical Needs
Need to encourage repairing of the home facilities that were destroyed by rainfall.
Program Ownership
Most participants with dry stoves cook on them on daily basis.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue building stoves for the remaining participants.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson.

Report Photos

18912 Naibowa . Kibo staff (Harriet in a blue shirt) meeting participants . During the meeting the participants shared a challenge of their home structures which were destroyed by rain fall.
18915 Naibowa. This is one of the kitchen that was initially well smeared but the rain washed a way the dirt.