Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connected.
Julie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.
She took him to the doctor and was told young Peter Mwangi no longer suffered the sharp irritation and redness in his eyes that had resulted in him being given glasses. Peter’s mum exclaimed: “It’s a miracle!”
The explanation was somewhat more tangible. In late 2013, Julie and her husband bought an M-Kopa solar power kit – something 4,000 east Africans now do every week.