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Solar panels on Manoa dispensary, Taita Taveta County - Kenya.
For communities in remote and deprived regions of Kenya, access to dependable electricity in schools and clinics is a lifeline, facilitating improved medical care and paving the way to a brighter future for learners.
Young girls are a vital part of the skills training.
The outcomes of the on going census enumeration will be very vital in opening up data based interventions of skilling millions of Ugandan youth.
An Oorja customer irrigating his crop. Credit: Oorja
Productive Use of Energy (PUE) appliances are a range of energy-enabled products that, when used by customers, help them to generate additional or new sources of income. Evidence has shown that the use of PUE products drives higher productivity, increased income and improved quality of life.
Biogas can be made from food waste. GettyImages
In sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people (more than 50% of the population) are without access to electricity. Malawi has one of the world’s lowest electricity access rates – just 14.1% of the total population have access to the main grid. In rural areas, the electrification access rate is even lower, estimated at 5.6% in 2021.
Long before crowdsourcing became a worldwide phenomenon, “Harambee” (“pulling together”) was the Kenyan national motto. In postcolonial Kenya, fundraising became a way to build schools and hospitals and pay school fees for bright low-income students.
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Stiftung Solarenergie is excited to announce that the cooperation with GET.invest to promote African energy startups will be continued. Both organizations have already been supporting African energy startups since 2021 as part of the Startup|Energy initiative. This cooperation will now be extended.

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