Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Nawampiti

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2021-05-03

Report ID
Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2021-05-03 13:40:51 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2021-05-04 12:39:29 UTC
Trip Time
10:03-16:51 (6 h 48 m)
Village Time
12:17-14:40 (2 h 23 m)
Travel Time
4 h 25 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
building lessons,follow up smearing 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan went to the village to follow up on the smearing of the buildings,repairing of the facilities and the chopping of grass in preparation of stove building. When she arrived there, she went to the meeting place and found the chairman Richard and the group vice chairperson madam Kati sitting under a tree. They welcomed Suzan to the village and first sat down together as they were waiting for more members to come. The chairperson informed Suzan how most of the members were attending to their gardens since it was a rainy season and some of them stayed there till late while digging and planting their crops. Two more committee group leaders joined the meeting and Suzan requested they walk around the village and check on different facilities so as to know if everyone was ready for stove building. Together they got up and began walking around the village mainly the upper section because most members from that side found it a little difficult to join the members from the lower section because of the long distance. As they walked home to home, Suzan observed that some houses were well smeared and roofed especially the kitchens while most of them needed to be repaired and smeared. One of the men was found roofing their kitchen with the help of his wife who was sending the grass to him from down and this was very impressive to see. When Suzan came close to her and asked if she was willing to join the stove program lessons, she felt so happy and replied that she was much ready to attend the lessons and that’s why she was busy repairing her facilities. Later after, Suzan came across another well smeared kitchen owned by madam Zaina and when she entered inside, she found her very young baby sitting close to the traditional three stones open flames stove which was cooking all alone. This was very dangerous to see and Suzan carried out the baby and began explaining to the mother the dangers of the three stones open flames stoves. One of the dangers was children getting burnt easily especially when left in the kitchens. She also encouraged her to begin attending the program lessons so that she receives a fuel efficient stove in her kitchen which would help her get rid of all the challenges caused by a three stones open flames. Suzan also kept on encouraging the members to continue working together during the program activities especially cutting the grass together and smearing their houses so that they begin learning the stove building skills. Other members were found chopping grass in small groups at their homes which was also very encouraging to see. However also, the committee group members informed Suzan how they were going to smear one of their members kitchen on Wednesday because she was a widow and a little bit elderly to them. Suzan thanked them for the teamwork spirit and wished all of them a happy healthy stay with their families. 
Next Visit
2021-05-05 - Purpose: To continue teaching the members from the lower section of the village how to smear their houses.
Program Success
Not yet but the members are busy repairing their facilities.
Program Critical Needs
Continue empowering the community with the healthy and safe kitchens program skills.
Program Ownership
There’s teamwork among the members and a good leadership structure.
Other Program Observations
Some members have well maintained facilities and have smeared their houses.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue repairing their facilities and smearing their houses.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To plan for the next meeting.

Report Photos

18948 Nawampiti village. Suzan found one of the men repairing and roofing their kitchen with the help of his wife in preparation of stove building.
18951 Nawampiti. Suzan found a young child sitting very close to her mother’s three stones open flames inside her kitchen. She went ahead and encouraged her to attend the healthy and safe kitchens program so that she receives an improved saving stove which would eliminate all the challenges caused by the three stones stove.