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Environment, the Kenyan miracle: with solar energy, the leap into modernity of the island of Ndeda

2023-12-02T10:20:01.603Z

Highlights: On Lake Victoria (Kenya), the island of Ndeda has switched from charcoal and kerosene lamps to electric in the last five years. The dry season is now just a memory, swept away by the umbrella season. This morning, the violent nighttime thunderstorms gave way to a blazing sun and Lake Victoria woke up without a shadow of a cloud. With solar energy, the leap into modernity of the island has been a success story for the Kenyan people. The island is a 45-minute dugout canoe ride from Southby Harbour, the uniformly blue sky is a blessing.


SERIES (1/3). On Lake Victoria (Kenya), the island of Ndeda has switched from charcoal and kerosene lamps to electric in the last five years


Our "Environment: The Kenyan Miracle" series

  • With solar energy, the leap into modernity of the island of Ndeda
  • Greener-than-green tea thanks to hydropower (to be released on December 3)
  • 15 billion trees planted by 2030... Thanks to Women (to be published on December 4)

On the red laterite track that leads from Kisumu to Siaya province (Kenya), you have to slalom between waterlogged holes and ruts to avoid getting bogged down. The dry season is now just a memory, swept away by the umbrella season. But this morning, the violent nighttime thunderstorms gave way to a blazing sun and Lake Victoria woke up without a shadow of a cloud. On the island of Ndeda, a 45-minute dugout canoe ride from Southby Harbour, the uniformly blue sky is a blessing.

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Source: leparis

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