Showing posts with label Business in Development Network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Business in Development Network. Show all posts

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Collaboration fun and results

Our latest volunteer, Wayne, has arrived safe and is settling in with Michael in Naivasha after a brief stay in Nairobi last Friday night to watch the team Michael coaches win at the city stadium, beating the top of the Premier League 2-0 !! After an incredible trip through the stunning southern Rift valley near Mai Mahiu town, Wayne will be visiting with youth in Gilgil presenting the equipment he brought over for the Youth Centres.
Stacey and Rachel are currently on R&R on Table Mountain, Cape Town after which Stacey returns to manage operations at the Tumaini Centre near Bungoma.
In Maseno the US sponsors have been visiting the girls at Mercy Home laden with gifts and a laptop for Leonidah to help her in pushing forward with business plan for our joint venture, a very ambitious plastics recycling operation in the area. Troy's fabulous album is here but you'll have to "Add him" to view on FB. The business project is being promoted by the Business in Development Network and as part of operations we needed collector-bikes which the local youth would use to collect waste plastics. The wonderfully inventive Colorado, US-based Movement Bikes then got in touch and offered us an incredible deal on their LONG bikes with :
  • High tensil steel lifetime guaranteed frame
  • Extra thick front fork
  • 48 spoke double wall thick rear wheel made to withstand the biggest loads
  • 36 spoke alloy double wall thick front rim
  • Extra low gear sprockets to make riding large loads even up hills possible
  • Long seat post with extra comfortable saddle for lnog rides
  • Reflectors
  • 3 piece cottarless crank
The most amazing thing is, made in Kenya, these bikes are available by Movement's German-born Marius Klee for only £70 each! A truly amazing company. If you'd like to offer your skills online microvolunteering in this project then please get in touch.