I wanted to post a short update on the water kiosk project. I met with Steve, my Kenyan colleague, last evening to discuss several details about the business and things are looking very good. I’ll be heading back to Kibera around May 28 to conduct additional market research in the community and hopefully meet with a couple of organizations currently working there to improve health and the general standard of living. I’m also hoping that I can begin flushing out a detailed action plan of steps that must be completed to launch the business. I’m very excited that Steve is on board and it looks like we won’t lose much momentum when I leave Kenya.
I’ll actually be leaving Kiminini in a few days to head to the Masai Mara area before returning to Nairobi. It’s strange to think that things are wrapping up for me on this part of the water filter project, but I do not think it will be the end of my involvement with this incredibly passionate team. I intend to help them in any way I can to ensure the filters are successfully marketed and adopted by the community.
Make sure you check in over the weekend to see several new pictures.