Nsumba Twezimbe Salaam Women's Club - Uganda

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Rakai Uganda

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  • 1. Nsumba Twezimbe Salaam Women's club Household sanitation and hygiene best practice Rakai Uganda Prepared by Achiro Brenda NETWAS Uganda
  • 2. Background
    • Nsumba village is found in Rakai district, Uganda
    • Hit by AIDS scourge and poverty
    • Initiated by a club of 6 women
    • Initial focus was income generation, child immunization, reduce child mortality
    • Sanitation promotion was integrated into the club activities
    • Executive committee of 4 members in charge of general supervision
    • Monitoring committee
    • Food security committee.
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  • 3. Description
    • Intergration of sanitation and hygiene with ongoing activities.
    • Some of the club’s activities;
    • - Home visits to promote san &hyg
    • Support to disadvantaged;orphans, widows and elderly by constructing HESAN facilities
    • Education talks through household visits
    • Total sanitation is promoted in the homes
  • 4. Success factors
    • Organised women group-advocated for the clubs objectives
    • Health extension wokers -technical support
    • Local leaders-political support
    • Village/community-appreciated the initiative
    • Integration of sanitation with ongoing activities
  • 5. Resources/ inputs
    • Use of grass/ papyrus for roofing houses.
    • Cementing of floors using loam soil mixed with cow dung
    • Use of local tree leaves for anal cleansing
    • Certificate of recognition
    • Constitution with rules and regulations
  • 6. Achievements
    • 100% sanitation coverage.
    • Reduction in the prevalence of sanitation related diseases.
    • Spill over effect to neighbouring parishes and subcounties.
    • Recognized as a model/ cleanest village in the whole country.
    • Received cash awards of 7.5m and 600m UG shs from I@mak.
  • 7. Extract from the Newspaper
  • 8. Lessons learnt
    • Organized community groups act as entry points for sanitation improvement.
    • Local leader /political support increases acceptance of an iniative
    • Intergration of sanitation and hygiene with other activities increases chances of success
  • 9. Challenge
    • Most of the neighboring villages are adopting the initiative because they hope to also get funding
  • 10. Thank you