Last week but 1 – still working ;)

22 Oct

Although my internship ended last week, I am still busy with organising things for the primary school and supporting an entrepreneurial project.

For our lunch programme for the school we need to buy cooking equipment. Yesterday I went to some markets in fishy parts of town with Adah and Eva to get wholesale prices for food and cooking equipment. I love the way of negotiating… “See, now it is raining and we came all the way from South B, you can´t ask for 8000, how about 6500.”
We will close the deals today… Hopefully…

Also I try to support two of my friends in Mukuru with their entrepreneurial plans. We want to expand their small kiosk and build a wholesale for other shops in the slum. Getting loans, visiting the Ministry of land, registering at the Kenya Revenue Authority… a lot of traps are waiting for us.

Thursday is my first goodbye party at Jude´s house. Can´t start early enough, saying goodbye, I made sooooo many friends. I will miss them.

On Friday we will leave to the coast for 5 days. The Indian  Ocean around Mombasa has beautiful beaches… Finally relaxing 🙂

3 Responses to “Last week but 1 – still working ;)”

  1. Matthias October 23, 2008 at 6:17 am #

    Falls Du noch ne Anregung für Deine letzte Woche brauchst…

    TOP TEN DER UMWELTVERPESTUNG
    Wie die Welt vergiftet wird

    Goldabbau, Batterie-Recycling, Gewässer voller Dreck und Gift: Naturschützer verraten in einer neuen Rangliste die schlimmsten Umweltverpester der Welt. Viele Ergebnisse überraschen – eines des größten Gesundheitsprobleme sind offene Feuer in Slum-Baracken.

    Aus der Studie kann man viele interessante Schlüsse ziehen – zum Beispiel, dass die wichtigste Ursache für Gebäudeluftgifte in Entwicklungsländern die Verbrennung von Kohle und anderer Biomasse sind. Nämlich zum Essenmachen, Heizen oder zur Beleuchtung. Mehr als die Hälfte der Weltbevölkerung kocht mit offenem Feuer in ungenügend belüfteten Räumen, genauer: 80 Prozent aller Haushalte in China, Indien und im südlichen Afrika. Dies verursacht den Angaben zufolge weltweit jährlich rund drei Millionen Todesfälle und ist für vier Prozent der weltweiten Krankheitsfälle verantwortlich.

    http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,585791,00.html

    8% weniger Krankheitsfälle im Slum durch ausreichende Lüftung?

  2. Oliver Matz October 23, 2008 at 8:53 am #

    Enjoy your trip to the ocean. Sounds like you are worthy of getting some relaxation after all you’ve done.

    CU soon

  3. Joachim October 24, 2008 at 6:44 pm #

    There is not much time left to say something. So have a nice time at the beach and some last days with your new friends. In germany are waiting some old ones until you both are back 😉

    C u soon…

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