Funded by: Lynxhedge in January 2019
Malindi (known as Melinde in antiquity) is a town on Malindi Bay at the mouth of the Galana River, lying on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is 120 kilometers northeast of Mombasa. The population of Malindi was 207,253 as of the 2009 census. It is the largest urban center in Kilifi County. The weather in Malindi Kenya is generally hot and humid throughout the year. The long rains come from April to July and the short rains from October to November. Economically, the tourist sector is the most important industry in Malindi Municipality. The most significant economy outside Malindi Township is agriculturally based.
The main source of light is kerosene, sometimes replaced by firewood/candles. For cooking the households almost exclusively use charcoal and firewood (hence a high rate of deforestation in the area). The price of kerosene is high. The lack of access to light is quoted by the parents and teachers as one of the biggest hindrances in student performance and it’s very hard to study at home, so they study only at school during the day.
GIVEWATTS brings to access to solar lamps and energy-efficient stoves. GIVEWATTS process has been developed into a process where the initial funding starts the distribution wheel. Our aim is to keep a balance between business efficiency and impact.
Photo Credit: Private for GIVEWATTS