What we plan to do next
Project Manager Appointment
During the next few months we would like to appoint a Project Manager to oversee all operations for the farm and to be a link between the farm and Kibera Academy. In particular, the Project Manager would:
organise and monitor existing and future projects;
oversee human resources;
ensure financial objectives are met;
seek ways to improve resource management.
Cost: We need to raise almost £700 per month in order to establish and maintain this post. We already have several monthly contributions towards this cost but need a few more.
Can you help us?
Amazingly, a neighbour recently erected poles, (but no cables) to supply power to his farm a few hundred metres along the track. These poles pass directly by our land, Ahadi Farm, so connecting to the mains supply should be straightforward. Power is already supplied to a farm a few hundred metres the other way, but we need to pay for connection charges to our site as well as sharing the cost of cabling along the road with our neighbour.
Cost: We can connect for under £1,000
Pick up truck
When the crops are harvested we will need to transport the 90kg bags from Ahadi Farm to Kibera (about 40 km/25 miles). Initially we can hire a vehicle, but eventually we will need to purchase a 4x4 pick up with good ground clearance to traverse the difficult terrain. In spite of the high import and sea transport costs, it can be cost effective to purchase in the UK and ship to Mombasa. Imported vehicles must be less than 7 years old (soon to be 5 years) so we are currently looking to buy a 2014 or later vehicle.
Cost: We hope we can purchase a used vehicle similar to the one shown for less than £10,000