I’m excited to report that we’re continuing to move forward on the development of the budget and business case for the Kibera water kiosk initiative. Steve Mumbwani will be traveling to Nairobi next week to work with Andrew Otieno on researching startup costs. This is a critical step because once we have more accurate cost estimates, we can begin fundraising. I’m delighted that the team is so dedicated to the initiative even in my absence.
It’s interesting to note that the cost of Steve’s “business trip” including round trip transportation from Eldoret to Nairobi, lodging for a week in Nairobi, and all meals and in-city transportation comes to a whopping $130 USD. That’s insanely low even for Kenyan business standards, but Steve is committed to keeping costs down while we’re in start up mode.