At first I was hesitant about pushing completely free solutions, but ultimately there is no harm to this method and only good. The NGO will be introduced to the hassles of regular content maintenance required of modern websites but hopefully it will be able to prove beneficial capacity building in terms of donors and general awareness about the project. Also, with such benefits at no cost, eventually even the more stubborn board members may be more willing to shell out the funds need to maintain a regular, more traditional website, or at least a more official domain name.
It is also a system I am already familiar with, which will make inevitable technical support much easier. And it will be a good test case for other situations like this, where I am approaching another NGO that wants a website. Bringing more Kenya-specific solutions is always a good way to convince people you are telling the truth when offering advice. It’s been a most productive day indeed!