Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kamudoke

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2021-05-14

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2021-05-18 12:48:06 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2021-05-18 13:39:36 UTC
Trip Time
10:22-18:16 (7 h 54 m)
Village Time
12:32-16:26 (3 h 54 m)
Travel Time
4 h 0 m

Household visits

Which Survey
WASH Baseline Survey 
Number Of Households
Visits Purpose
Check on sanitation improvements 
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendees
The village in general has faced a great challenge of the sandy soils that makes it very difficult to construct the required sanitation and hygiene facilities. Alex went to meet with the village leaders and the sanitation committee to discuss ways to be able to construct sanitation facilities in the village and mostly in the lower part of the village because of challenges with sandy soils that keep collapsing when people try to dig new pit latrines. It was agreed that those mostly affected can be encouraged to build their pits right from the bottom of the pit getting up to add strength to the pits to prevent collapsing of the soils. This However has some cost implications because it requires one to have cement, bricks which is quite expensive for many of the people. Also it was resolved people are encouraged to dig round pits as many of these kind of pits don’t easily sink as the soil is held together even during the rain season. These are ideas were shared by Alex to the sanitation committee led by two active ladies, Nabirye and Rebecca. The upper part of the village is steadily improving because there are fewer challenges with pit latrine construction. The other challenge is with standard dish rack construction because of the households are in small plots of land and its very hard to access poles to construct these dish racks. The rain season has played a big factor hampering many people from working in their homes and the sanitation committee was encouraged to put more efforts in the upper section and be patient with the lower section where digging pits has proved very hard waiting for the rains to slow down so that people can start to fully embark on the sanitation facilities. It will need a lot of efforts to engage this village because it’s large and the sanitation committee takes two days to follow up on homes in the villages encouraging all people to meet the required sanitation standards and it will need kibo staff to guide on standards as well wherever on ground. 
Next Visit
2021-05-17 - Purpose: Continue follow up on sanitation improvements and standards in the village
Program Success
There is a very strong sanitation and hygiene committee led by women who have dedicated their time to change the face of the village
Program Critical Needs
It’s been very hard digging pits in the lower part of the village because of the sandy soft soils that collapse easily during this rain season
Program Ownership
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
The sanitation committee to continue with their weekly follow ups in the village to speed up the sanitation and hygiene facility standards
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To plan going back to continue with follow ups in the village and guide on standards

Report Photos

19371 Most of the homes in the lower part of the village next to the swamp are currently struggling to work on their sanitation and hygiene improvements with difficulties in digging new pit latrines and lack of required poles to construct these facilities