Today we went to visit one of Josab's customers, Halima Gabriel, and also Josab's CEO Anders Vidhav. This gave us a good insight of how it is for a company trying to establish in Kenya and also how it is to run a business in Kenya.
Josab's water treatment system is based on Aqualite (see photo), a natural mineral with unique properties for water purification. More info on Aqualite and a very interesting interview with Halima and Anders will be published in our magazine later in October.
Before the Josab visit (4.45 am) we went fishing in Lake Victoria, where we got to see the sunrise from the boat and eat breakfast while we were holding our fishing rod. We didn't get any fish though.
After a very long trip we've finally reached Kisumu and are now enjoying the African sun on the rooftop terrace of our hotel (Duke of the Breeze). The trip, although quite long, went very well. We were met by our contact Jennifer who had arranged transportation for us to Kisumu by bus. The hills were at times very steep and the roads very bumpy but although we were very tired the bumps kept us awake to enjoy the beautiful Kenyan nature.
On the way to Kisumu we had a few hours stop by Lake Naivasha were we were fortunate enough to see a lot of exciting animals, including Hippos, Zebras, Giraffes and Water Buffalos. No one in hour group has ever been on a safari before so this was of course an amazing and thrilling experience.
After a good night sleep here in Kisumu we went on a boat ride on Lake Victoria where our guide told us about the lakes animals and nature, but also about how the increasing amount of pollution is threatening the lives of the population who rely on fishing for their living.
We've also been on a short tour of the Kisumu campus of Nairobi University, a very different sight from what we are used to seeing at our own university. With quite small lecture rooms and an outside lecture hall. We hope to be able to get back there to talk to some students at a later time.
Tomorrow we're very excited to go visit one of Josabs customers. Josab is a Swedish company who produces water purification systems. We'll tell you all about it afterwards.
Photos from Lake Naivasha