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Solar-Powered Televisions Brighten Homes in Rural Kenya

Violet Mwikali's new television has not just brought entertainment to her home. It has ushered in peace, too. "The whining has stopped now. I was put on the spot for a while as my two children went to the neighbours' to watch television," Mwikali said as she adjusted her new 16-inch solar-powered television. Mwikali is one of many residents of Lukenya in Machakos County, east of Nairobi, who have bought televisions from M-KOPA Solar, a Nairobi-based company that sells...

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