From school children to night fishermen, solar lighting in Kenya is transforming the lives of thousands of people. As the sun sets over developing countries, more than a billion people are either plunged into darkness or forced to rely on polluting light sources such as kerosene.
While clean energy alternatives exist, switching to them has been slow and in Kenya, more than 80 percent of the country’s 40 million inhabitants rely on kerosene, candles and torches as their main source of light.
But the development of an all-in-one solar electricity system that powers lights, radios and phones is revolutionising thousands of households and businesses.
Robin Forestier-Walker travels to Kenya’s Rift Valley to see how innovative financing, distribution and product design is heralding a new era in solar lighting.
SubhanaAllah, brother Ibrahim Jaaber was offered $500,000.00 to play professional basketball, but after his team put a beer company on their shirts as a sponsor, and after seeing the half naked cheerleaders at half time every game, he went to the bank and returned ALL the money, left the team, and now travels to give speeches to the youth, may Allah keep him on the right path and make him a source of guidance and inspiration!