‘Saving lives’ with solar-powered lights

Posted on April 8, 2011

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‘Use Solar, Save Lives’ – how often do you see an inspirational story with a green edge?

Evans Wadongo is a CNN Hero. He is also one of three recipients of the inaugural Mikhail Gorbachev Awards for “people who changed the world”.

He comes from a small village in Kenya where there is no access to electricity. Wadongo had to share one lantern with his entire family which resulted in incomplete homework and poor exam scores. Once he graduated he wanted to ensure that others have better access to light and in turn, education. Check out his story here:

Do you know of any other inspirational stories like this? Let us know!

Sources: CNN, Wikipedia

Author: Mansi Gandhi

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