Douglas Nyega Maobe

Nyakembene, Kisii, Kenya

Douglas, a small-scale farmer and father of 5, bought a solar light from Nyakembene Primary school, Kisii county, Kenya in 2014. “I used to buy paraffin but I have abandoned it; now I use the sun. I’m not using paraffin at all anymore. This is saving me every day. The children use the light to study. It’s used in the kitchen first; used for cooking, then to the children for study. I have three cows and I use the light for milking. With paraffin we were coughing. Now no longer. With the paraffin lamps, I would limit the children for studies, but now with the solar I can wake the children for studying at 4am! The solar light is more bright. Neighbours and friends see the lights and want one; they ask where they got it from.”

“With the paraffin lamps, I would limit the children for studies, but now with the solar I can wake the children for studying at 4am!”

Douglas Nyega Maobe
Nyakembene, Kisii, Kenya

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