Spark Africa – Kenyan solution for charging mobile phones – Episode 2

It is estimated that in Kenya about 17,5 million of the total 38,5 million inhabitants own a mobile phone. But in rural areas electricity is a problem. Students of the university of Nairobi came up with the solution: the ‘Smart Charger’. The charger works quite simple: one connects it to the dynamo of a bicycle. The device transforms the power into electricity that can charge the mobile phone. After about one hour the phone will be charged. News about Africa is very often filled with stereotyped images of famine, war and disease. But there is also another side to the continent. Fast-growing economies and investment opportunities. The Dutch production company Interactive Africa focuses its lens precisely on the innovative side of Africa with its online video reports Spark Africa.

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