Swahili (known in Swahili itself as Kiswahili) )is a Bantu language that serves as a second language to various groups traditionally inhabiting parts of the East African coast ( thanks Wikipedia). It is also one of the official languages of Uganda ( the other one being English). The above clip is about a documentary on Tanzania’s “vibanda vya videos” (video parlours) where average Tanzanians...
Innovations That Address the Last-Mile... →
This is an interesting article on the last mile distribution challenge for clean cookstoves in India with vital lessons for improving access to clean cookstoves in Uganda. Questions for Solar Sister are: 1) Who are the top manufacturers of clean, affordable cookstoves? local/ imported? 2) Who sells the clean(er) cookstoves at present? 3) What is the point of sale? 4) What role do women...
A girl dreaming of Africa
As I dream of my first journey to Africa for Solar Sister’s mission to spread light, hope and opportunity through the power of women’s ingenuity, I am reminded of these lines I recently read in an interview with Jane Goodall - the iconic anthropologist and activist. Yes, it was a passion, and I had a wonderful mother. I attribute a lot of what I’ve done and who I am to her wisdom,...