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Leopold Obi

As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

Feb 21 2017

NZIU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign that it will be sunny right through the afternoon. Joseph Mailu moves along rows of fruiting mango trees with a long pole in his hand, harvesting the mature fruits.

With a solar oven, Kenyan women bake their way to a better life

Nov 19 2015

MSUMARINI, Kenya, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In this rural village in Kilifi County, on Kenya's east coast, a group of women run a thriving bakery. On a good day, they make dozens of large cakes and over 100 cupcakes.

Student-built solar motorbikes hit the road in Kenya

Oct 02 2015

URUDI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Motorcycle taxi operators waiting for passengers in this village in western Kenya's Kisumu County lounge on their various machines – but Alfred Omondi's plug-in electric scooter stands out from the crowd.

Student-built solar motorbikes hit the road in Kenya

Oct 02 2015

URUDI, Kenya, Oct 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M otorcycle taxi operators waiting for passengers in this village in western Kenya's Kisumu County lounge on their various machines - but Alfred Omondi's plug-in electric scooter stands out from the crowd.

Toting panels on donkeys, Maasai women lead a solar revolution

Jun 03 2015

MAGADI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Not long ago, dusk was a time of unease for the people of Magadi, a village in Kenya's Kajiado County.

Toting panels on donkeys, Maasai women lead a solar revolution

Jun 03 2015

MAGADI, Kenya, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Not long ago, dusk was a time of unease for the people of Magadi, a village in Kenya's Kajiado County.

Healthy profit for Kenyan women selling aloe to UK cosmetics firm

Apr 21 2015

NANYUKI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women herders in Kenya's semi-arid Laikipia County have broken with tradition to export the leaves of a desert plant to Europe, boosting their incomes.

FEATURE-Healthy profit for Kenyan women selling aloe to UK cosmetics firm - TRFN

Apr 21 2015

NANYUKI, Kenya, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W omen herders in Kenya's semi-arid Laikipia County have broken with tradition to export the leaves of a desert plant to Europe, boosting their incomes.

World News

China scrambles to contain 'strengthening' virus

The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China's National Health Commission said on Sunday, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease.