After a very busy August, where we saw the country participate in its peaceful general election and new leaders get sworn in, September was relatively calm as everything was returning to normalcy.
Our Kambiri Community Development Group engaged in various activities over the month of September—learn more about the latest updates on our projects.
We were privileged to hand over a new water tank to Ingolomosio Secondary School. It was a great ceremony, where school representatives, teachers, students, and community members attended and joined us in celebration!
During the function, our Assistant Programs Manager, Ezra, encouraged the community’s teamwork to guarantee the tanks remain in good condition for years to come, which was well received.
The school’s principal thanked Friendly Water for the World for undertaking such an enormous project, acknowledged its significance to the school and community, and promised that the school would take extra care to ensure the tanks remain in excellent condition.
To crown the occasion, the school even gifted Friendly Water for the World with a personalized wall clock! It was a memorable way to celebrate the occasion.
Although monthly sales were relatively low, recurring customers continued flocking to our offices to purchase soap—a rare commodity. Even customers from far away made their orders!
Despite the economic hardship, we managed to raise a considerable amount of revenue which we anticipate investing back into our business.
As the common saying goes, “hard work pays off.” This was our brick production team’s motto—thanks to our leased plot, which easily accommodated all the 11 members at the site. On a single day, it was a beehive of activities, as some were sieving, others were curing and stacking the rest were involved with the production. Workers are paid promptly and at the site, bringing joy to them and their families.
All this work paid off in September because we sold 1,000 bricks to Mudhiero Primary School, located in Siaya County, which contributed to our monthly revenue and will allow us to invest even more into projects and the local communities.
So far, the group has produced 10,257 bricks which we intend to use in constructing four Rainwater Catchment Tanks (RCTs) and sell any surplus bricks.