26 July 2013

Cellphone Charging in Rural Africa

Freddy Boo illustration, cellphone charging in rural Africa

Villagers living in rural Africa have no access to grid electricity, charging their cellphones is a major problem. Solutions are being trialled. An eco-friendly way is to use a dynamo system attached to a bicycle, peddle power can generate a moderate amount of charge. Phone charging kiosk business is growing, creating jobs for local people and providing a valuable service.