Hello Read and Prosper supporters! I arrived safely in Nairobi in the early morning hours yesterday. Thanks to our Kenyan friends, I made it through customs unmolested.
My first day in Africa consisted of walking to a nearby mall for groceries, toiletries, lunch, and a local SIM card for my phone. Telecom service here is remarkably inexpensive — about $20 for 500 minutes of talk time and 1.5 GB of data! I picked up a few words of Swahili and most importantly, I began my apprenticeship as a mosquito assassin.
I am looking forward to connecting with our GIVEWATTS partner, Jesper Hornberg, in the next few days, as well as other Nairobi contacts. If any of you can give me other introductions, they would be most welcome.
The internet and electricity here are both only semi-reliable, but I plan to keep updating regularly.