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Sunday, 31 January 2021

#Repost of @sustainabilitychampions Evans Wadongo, a 29-year-old engineer, experienced the dangerous effects of kerosene lamps growing up in a village in western Kenya. Studying close to an open flame, he was exposed to kerosene smoke that left him with permanent eye problems. Determined to make a difference, Evans designed an alternative – a simple, sun-powered lantern dubbed a "MwangaBora", which means “good light” in Swahili. 💡🌍⁣ ⁣ ❤️Like this post to support innovators who invent new ways of cleaning the planet. ⁣ sustainabilitychampions for more positive updates!⁣ ⁣ Evans's MwangaBora is a cleaner and greener lamp that also cuts costs. The lamps are made from locally sourced scrap metal and fragments of solar panels that charge a battery-powered LED light, while a USB port can be built into the base, offering an easy way to charge phones and radios.⁣ ⁣ Over 120,000 people have been impacted so far by the work of Evans’s organisation Sustainable Development For All Kenya (SDFA-Kenya), which organises the production and distribution of the lamps.⁣ ⁣ These lights have not only helped schoolchildren to complete their homework, they have also allowed families to use the money previously spent on kerosene fuel to start businesses.⁣ ⁣ To learn more about Evans and his organisation, visit sustainabledevelopmentforall.org⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🔔Subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other podcast app⁣⁠!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 📺 Visit our Youtube Channel, Sustainability Champions!⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🎗️Join our Facebook group: Sustainability Champions⁣.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Share the good news, Champions! 👑