Yesterday morning my general manager, assistant manager, vice chairman and I met with the District Officer (DO) who oversees Kibera. I had met with the DO back in May and he was supportive of the idea, but the model has since changed dramatically. Fortunately, he was equally if not more excited to hear our current plans. He told us that one area within Kibera is currently suffering from an outbreak of Cholera fueled by poor water quality and sanitation, and that our plan could really help the government’s efforts in getting it under control. Over the next couple of weeks the DO will be setting up additional meetings with government and community leaders so we can present our idea and get their input and buy-in. Once that is accomplished, we will be able to register the non-profit with the Kenyan government and have the official authorization to launch the pilot. Then we just have the minor detail of securing funding and we’ll be off and running.