The KL business in Nairobi is expanding and these are the updates regarding its status.
Karibu Loo Will be Fully Launched in 2016
We have placed an order that will begin the expanding portable toilet business in Nairobi. In early 2016, we will fully launch the business by adding a pick-up truck, a VIP toilet, and another 40 cabins, along with hand-washing stations in response to our key learnings during the 2015 pilot.
During the pilot project, we were able to break even because all of the capital was donated. We are actively soliciting financial support to pay for the cost of the equipment that will allow us to expand. Those efforts will continue in 2016. If we are able to secure donations to cover our capital needs we will be able to begin making financial contributions to Ngong Road Children’s Foundation’s operating budget next year.
In 2015, we exceeded our goals for the employment of our graduates. To date, 24 graduates have worked as Associates at events, learning important employment skills. In addition, we have hired three graduates to assist with operations, administration, and accounting. As we grow these results should continue.
Michael Switzer will continue as our volunteer general manager in Nairobi until June 2016. We expect to hire his successor in March and to continue to build the team and infrastructure that will allow this business to build on the successes of 2015.
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