Monday, February 7, 2011

Kilolo Star

The St Paul Partners Board had a very nice meeting with Ron Reed of Kilolo Star on Feb. 5th. Ron has founded Kilolo Star well drilling organization and vocational school in Kilolo, about an hour drive from Iringa. St Paul Partners met with Ron to discuss future partnership with Kilolo Star for well drilling and well sustainability. Kilolo Star already has a model in place for collecting small monthly fees as an escrow for future pump maintenance as a way to ensure sustainability for a well over time. Kilolo Star also has a vocational school that teaches well drilling and other practical skills such as masonry, carpentry, tailoring, and computer skills.

Kilolo Star Drill Rig

Each well crew is named after a different animal. This all female group is the Mama Simbas (lionesses):