Funded by: Spectrum, Kisumu - Kenya 265 Solar Lamps

Funded by: Spectrum, Kisumu - Kenya 265 Solar Lamps

Funded by: Spectrum in July 2014

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Kisumu is a city and a port on Lake Victoria. It is the third-largest city in Kenya, the principal city of Western Kenya, the immediate former capital of Nyanza Province, and the headquarters of Kisumu County. It is also the second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin. Kisumu County borders Vihiga to the North, Nandi County to the North East, Kericho County to the East, Nyamira to the South, Homa Bay to the South West, and Siaya to the West. 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 higher than in Nairobi by about 40%, due to the long transportation.

Photo Credit: Private for GIVEWATTS

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