I arrived in Arusha, Tanzania, with the Riverside bus from Nairobi, Kenya. In Arusha our driver, Arnold, had for once not arrived to greet me at the bus station as I had not been able to make my Tanzanian sim card work. However, I got a hold of him and he came a little after – by bike! He arranged that I could take a small bus to the hotel instead.
The next few days in Arusha were spent on meetings with our business partners, Kakute and PG Consultant, where we made plans for the next months. I also got a Kakute employee trained in software uploading on our batteries, and I introduced our IT system to all of them.
One of the days we had planned to go out to a small village and do a battery demonstration. It had been raining a lot during the night, and as we drove towards the village, the road was washed away.
However, we made it and a lot of people came to hear about our solution.
After the first week in Arusha, I returned to Nairobi to meet my colleague, Rikke, and travel together to the Eldoret area in Kenya.