Gallery: Africa’s Largest Slum Will Watch World Cup on Solar-Powered TV


The Kibera slum of Nairobi is home to a million people — and no electricity. Kibera residents use dangerous and heavily-polluting kerosene lamps to see at night, and despite their fervor for soccer, watching the World Cup has been entirely out of reach — regardless of how geographically close it may be. Until now — a Swiss not-for-profit, Solafrica, has provided a portable solar power station that runs a large donated TV where residents can gather to watch the event.

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  1. cashclientele June 21, 2010 at 5:22 am

    How much food, water and medication could the money that bought these solar panels have bought?

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