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Solar + Mobile Phones = Well Water in Kenya

Posted by Margaret Collins In Friday, September 4 2009 under: Africa Solar, international solar, Solar Wells

Solar power meets mobile phone technology and solves community water access problems in Kenya? Generally we leave international solar news in Connie's capable hands, but after stumbling across this, I couldn't resist sharing. Vodafone and African telecommunications company Safaricom developed the M-PESA phone-based money transfer system to enable customers to transfer funds via text message, essentially, without requiring bank accounts. But the M-PESA sytem may be doing more than move money about Kenya in the near future: it might be moving water.

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