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Solar savings are helping Kenyan farmers invest in ‘newfound gold mines’

The project, initiated by Africa for SDGs, U.S.-based charity Watts of Love, and International Christian Youthworks Africa, aims to save families from spending about $1 every day on kerosene — a widely used fuel that has been linked to impaired lung function, asthma, cancer, and increased susceptibility to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Other kerosene hazards include poisonings, fires, and explosions.

After switching from kerosene to solar lights, farmers are provided with agribusiness training and can invest the saved earnings in sustainable agribusinesses instead of relying on rain-fed agriculture, said Joe Bonga, head of Africa for SDGs.

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