This August Harry Knopke and Jim Tuinstra traveled to the headquarters of our ACI-Kenya operations. On this trip, they visited a number of sites in the Kisii area. They were happy to hear that the schools in these areas are doing incredibly well since ACI technologies have been installed. Below are several photos of the visit.

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ACI-KENYA staff repurposed a salvaged shipping container and turned it into a water kiosk serving the 400+student NAPS school (background) and local villagers. Benson Nyarienga here is the entrepreneur who manages the kiosk and sells ACI products from it.
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Villagers coming down the road to the kiosk.
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The kiosk has a chlorine wash station (the spigot behind the little customer) and two clean water spigots controlled by valves inside the kiosk.
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John Nyagwencha and Benson Nyarienga inside the kiosk with the array of ACI products displayed.
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The MOI Kisii Primary school in Keroka where ACI installed rainwater harvesting equipment and multiple biosand filters. This school is now the highest-rated school in the county.
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One of the rainwater harvesting units.
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Jim Tuinstra greeted all the students as they came out to the school grounds to welcome us.
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The School
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One of the teachers leading the students in singing.
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The Kegwanda Primary School in Keroka. Prior to 2011 when ACI installed our first rainwater harvesting and biosand fiters systems here the students of the school typically were each absent 3-4 days per week due to illness. The students who were present each day had to walk 4Km down the mountain to get jerry cans of contaminated water; this was the only source of water for the school. Once the systems were in place and operational the illnesses subsided and eventually ceased. The school is now rated the top one in its district.
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The view from the school.
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One of the rainwater harvesting systems.
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John Nyawencha and Peter Moindi, the entrepreneur responsible for the school and for selling and installing biosand filters in the area. Peter says the villagers call him “Dr Peter” and a “hero” for changing the health conditions of the community.
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One of the homes where Peter installed a biosand filter.
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The purchaser of the filter who continues to be happy her family has clean water every day and is healthy.
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The main ACI office complex in Rigoma.
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The ACI sand sorting, sifting and cleaning facility.
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Cleaning sand to be packaged and delivered to entrepreneurs.
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ACI staff with Harry and Jim at the Rigoma headquarters.