Single-storey house lining a red dirt road, trees dotted between the buildings, children and goats playing everywhere: This is Wath Onger, the location of one of five E-HUBBs implemented by SOLARKIOSK in Migori county in Kenya with the generous support of Munich Re and ERGO.
On 5 December 2017, the local community along with SOLARKIOSK representatives from Kenya and Germany celebrated the inauguration of the E-HUBB in Wath Onger.
The region, located in the western part of the country on Lake Victoria, is dominated by agriculture and the electricity network is poorly developed. The electricity produced by the E-HUBBs will allow locals to recharge their mobile phones, get access to quality solar products and consumer goods and even access the internet.
The people of Wath Onger are looking forward to the E-HUBB becoming the new center of their community, bringing internet, electricity and new business opportunities to the rural area.
Follow to the dedicated microsite to discover more details about the newly opened E-HUBB in Wath Onger and read the interview with Zainabu Akoth, its operator.