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Inside a Masai house, Tanzania. About kerosene lamps and solar-powered LED lights 17th November 2011

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    omar:

    strong portrait. wonderful how concentrated he focusing his view.

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Inside a Masai house, Tanzania. About kerosene lamps and solar-powered LED lights

The story behind "Inside a Masai house, Tanzania. About kerosene lamps and solar-powered LED lights"

A young Masai explains about his living situation and his house, which consists of a mud-covered sticks with nearly no light coming in. His boma (town or settlement) is situated near the NgoroNgoro crater in Tanzania. In the next room his young wife was laying sick under some blankets.

One of the main problems of all houses off the electrical grid is the danger of the usage of kerosene lamps. They cause fire danger, health problems and are simply very expensive, so many Masai and other Tanzanians and Kenyans just live in the dark or use the much needed firewood for light (there are not many trees on the savannah, so firewood is rare and needed.)

ExposedPlanet is one of the co-founders of FlexiWay Solar: we will try to replace all kerosene lamps by affordable solar-powered LED lights, and have already started in several African countries, including Tanzania. I invite you to check out the site and the benefits our lights bring around the world and help us where you can. Thanks!

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