I have an exciting update on the Kibera water kiosk project. This morning I thought I was meeting with a few mid-level government officials. As it turned out, my meeting was with the District Commissioner (DC), who I believe is one of the highest if not the highest ranking official in the local government.
After presenting the water kiosk concept, he invited me to attend and present at the District Development Committee meeting, which is the full committee of all key local government officers. If I get approval at that committee meeting, then we’re basically cleared to start working (once that pesky funding issue is resolved). I’m extremely pleased with the speed at which this is progressing. Now I just need to figure out if I can get back to Nairobi to present in person, or if I’ll need to send Steve in my place.
The DC invited me back for a follow-up meeting this afternoon. I’ll write another post if anything interesting happens at that meeting, though I’m not expecting a lot of new information to come out of it. Either way, I’m taking it as a good sign.