UNHCR – Refugee-run firm offers clear vitality to camp residents

By Samuel Otieno and Charity Nzomo in Kenya | 05 June 2022

Vasco Hamisi is difficult at work checking the photo voltaic panels at Okapi Inexperienced Power Restricted in Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya. The Congolese refugee is the brains behind this staff, which offers clear vitality to 200 companies inside and out of doors the camp, in addition to many refugee households.

“I made a decision to dedicate myself to inexperienced vitality as a result of after I obtained right here, we had numerous difficulties getting electrical energy. When you had a flashlight, you would need to purchase new batteries each week,” she says. “Once I get up day-after-day, I really feel like I must make a constructive contribution to the neighborhood I reside in.”

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