Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Butabira

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2021-06-02

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2021-06-04 05:46:54 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2021-06-04 06:12:07 UTC
Trip Time
10:24-18:44 (8 h 20 m)
Village Time
12:54-16:19 (3 h 25 m)
Travel Time
4 h 55 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
building lessons 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza,Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet tagged along with Alex Walyomu to Butabira village to teach participants the materials required for building stoves and teach about smearing . Alex was also to guide the community.on how to raise money for the borehole account. They reached in the village and found when some participants had already gathered at the meeting place. Some had already brought the heaps of grass at the site. Later own more participants turned up for the meeting. Alex begun by sharing the bylaws that the community set, he also encouraged them to start collecting money on their borehole account to cater for the future repairs. Then Harriet also thanked the participants who had turned up for the meeting especially those who had turned up with grass. She demonstrated to them how to chop grass and encouraged every one to participate to ensure that they have learnt because it is of the requirements before some one gets a stove. It was nice to see the men also participating. She also went a head to teach the community more other Materials that will be needed to build stoves and these were termite dirt, grass, a panga, a shovel, basins, hoes, banana stems. She then asked the community to prove whether these could easily be found. The community told her that all those materials are free and easily available in their community. One member called Nairuba said that for her she thought the stove would require bricks to be built and therefore she was worried of where to get it from but the mere fact the materials are freely available in her community she will actively participate. Harriet went a head to teach the community about smearing and its importance. She told them that they need to smear their home facilities like kitchens , latrines and shower areas before they get stoves. She added that smearing helps their home facilities to look neat and to last longer. She asked the participants whether they know how to smear or kibo to set a date and demonstrate to them how to smear. One of the participants called Amuso said that most of them now how to smear therefore kibo doesn’t have to demonstrate to them. She requested every one in the group to start smearing their home facilities so that by the time kibo comes back to their village there will be an improvement in smearing. Harriet thanked the community for the commitment and ownership, encouraged them to put what they have suggested into practice before the next meeting.She also encouraged them to continue working together to chop grass that will be used to build stoves. 
Next Visit
2021-06-07 - Purpose: To follow up on smearing, grass chopping and build a demonstration stove.
Program Success
Most men participate in the lessons.
Program Critical Needs
Need for stoves because most people cook on open flames.
Program Ownership
Not yet because the program is still new.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been improved.
Program Expected Of Village
Chop grass that will be used to build stoves as well as smear their home facilities.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson and call the village healthy and safe kitchens program committee to mobilize the community for the lesson.

Report Photos

19893 Butabira village. Kibo staff( Harriet in a blue shirt) teaching the community about smearing and its importance
19896 One of the community member Beth assuring kibo staff that the materials needed for building stoves can easily be found in their community. She also said that the community is willing to work together to gather those materials a case in point is the grass which they had just cut as a group after the lesson.