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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.

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