Pedal Power to Recharge Light in Rwanda

Rural Rwandan households usually rely on dangerous and unhealthy kerosene lamps for illumination. Now one project has come up with an innovative, clean and affordable solution -- battery-powered LED lights with a pedal generator. All that's needed is about 20 minutes of pedaling on a bicycle-like contraption to charge the lights. The project doesn't just allow Rwandans to go night fishing or study for school but also offers an economic opportunity and a business model for rural areas.

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