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Green Africa: Solar lamps to empower the poor

Text by Stéphanie ANTOINE

Latest update : 2015-08-31

The young entrepreneur Evans Wadongo, 29, who helps light rural homes in Kenya with solar-powered LED lanterns, received a prize for his innovative project at the New York Forum Africa in Gabon.

Wadongo won the second prize for the African start-up award, provided by the New York Forum African in Libreville, Gabon.

Wadongo co-founded Greenwize to give rural families in Kenya a means of replacing the smoky kerosene and firelight with solar power, for free. He also hopes his invention will improve education and reduce poverty.

 

 

Date created : 2015-08-29

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