Christmas appeal: how solar lamps are transforming life in one Kenyan county

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/06/christmas-appeal-solar-lamps-kenyan-county

This article gives details about a county in Kenya that received distributions of solar lamps from a charity.  In places like Kenya, where much of the population is without power, everyday items such as a lamp or source of light are not taken for granted.  However, the issue with existing methods of lighting comes mainly from monthly fuel costs.  By using these solar lamps, people no longer need to spend money  on fuel just to study, read, or produce light at night. In the article, it mentions that the monthly fuel costs are the equivalent of 8 euros per month, while one of the Kenyans in the article only ears 21 euros per month. It’s great that such a seemingly simple technology can have such a strong positive impact on peoples’ lives.

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