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Mohammed Awal Dec 26, 2019 at 04:00pm

December 26, 2019 at 04:00 pm | 2019 in Review

Mohammed Awal

Mohammed Awal

December 26, 2019 at 04:00 pm | 2019 in Review

Henri’s kiosk can charge 80 phones at once. Pic credit: espat.com

Henri Nyakarundi

If you happen to find yourself in downtown Kigali and your phone battery is down yet you need to make an important call, the mobile solar charger will come to your rescue.

Spread around the city are mobile solar chargers with a minimum fee of 5 cents to fully charge a phone and 3 cents for 10 minutes of Wi-Fi at the kiosks.

The Solar Mobile Charging Kiosk is the innovation of Henri Nyakarundi, one of Rwanda’s youngster who has chosen to become a job creator rather than a job seeker.

After living in the U.S. as a diasporan, Henri decided to return to his home country and invest. In 2013, he created the mobile charging kiosk under a company he founded – African Renewable Energy Distributor (ARED). Click to read more.

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