Suzan and Tape went to the village to practically teach the members how to build the fuel efficient stove and to remove the banana stems out from the previously built stove. When they arrived there, they went to the meeting place and found the members already gathered with some of their local leaders under the mango tree.
They were welcomed to the village and together they first sat down and discussed about the activities carried forward so far such as smearing of the buildings and repairing of other facilities. Later after, they went to one of the participants home where the stove was going to be built and began preparing the materials.
Both men and women participated in fetching the dirt from the anthill while taking it back outside the kitchen. Tape and Suzan picked the basins and began measuring the dirt while mixing it with the grass because this was a very important step for the members to learn because without doing it right, the stove would not be built in a proper way. Eight basins of dirt were mixed with five basins of grass basing on the size of saucepans which were going to be placed in the stove.
The dirt was then spread and mixed up with water and together they began stamping it while singing until it got ready for building the stove. It was carried into the kitchen and Kibo staff began building the stove step by step as the members stood aside watching critically. The members kept on asking different questions during the stove building which was important because it enabled them to learn easily.
When the stove was complete, they went to the isack’s home where the first stove was built and took out the banana stems while explaining to the members. Kibo staff requested the members to always smear their stoves at least twice in a month to avoid cracking. They also requested the members not to cook on their stoves until they first made one month.
The members were so grateful for the lessons taught that day and promised to improve on all their facilities especially smearing all their buildings before they received the stoves. They wished each other a happy stay and the meeting came to an end.
2021-05-21 - Purpose: To continue following up on the maintenance of the program facilities such as smearing of the buildings and construction of the kitchen roofs and firewood storages.
Not yet but the members are effectively smearing their houses.
Program Critical Needs
To continue empowering the members with the skills of the healthy and safe kitchens program.
There’s a good leadership structure in the village.
Other Program Observations
Some sanitation and hygiene facilities are well maintained in some homes.
Program Expected Of Village
Continue repairing and smearing their houses
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Plan for the next meeting
Nawampiti. Kibo staff teaching the members how to practically cut and level the banana stems during stove building lessons.
Nawampiti. Some of the members with Kibo staff stamping the dirt together.