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Visit to Bomet District, Kenya

Yesterday I joined the SunnyMoney Kenya team in Bomet District to see how they were getting on with their Student Lights Campaign, which is hoping to sell 1500 lights this week. It was great to see such enthusiasm for solar lights, with people stopping each other in the streets to show off and chat about their new products. I definitely had a moment yesterday when I saw that – it looked like a dream starting to come true.

Solar Roller rolls into Longisa

This visit coincided with me discovering a cartoon app on my new phone… So here are some snaps from the green hills of Longisa in Bomet, about 14 Kms and three river crossings off the main road, where we saw the team in action with the ever present Solar Roller (It still makes me smile that we made the Solar Roller a reality!)

Linda, Victor, Paul & Felix

And a shout out to the team in Tanzania (which has just recorded its highest number of sales in a month) and our teams in Zambia and Malawi, which have just launched their own student lights campaigns with ambitious targets (Beware my next visit with the cartoon app!)

Victor shows teachers how picosolar works

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3 Responses to “Visit to Bomet District, Kenya”

  1. great stuff happening down there!!!!!

  2. good aid but try to reach other parts of the country

    • Thanks for your comment. We are indeed aspiring to reach other parts of the country. Actually – we’re not just looking at Kenya. Our mission is to eradicate the kerosene light from Africa by the end of this decade.

      Also … important to note that this is not really ‘aid.’ It’s smart, socially driven, business.


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