Mobiles phones are transforming rural Africa. The network grows faster, 20.135 million (77% of the population!!!) in a 2015 estimate per The World Fact Book, based on the investment of private providers, but the electrical network does not. Fact In 2012 only 35.3% of sub-Saharan Africa had access to electricity, according to the World Bank. Question Can we design a simple and easy solution to charge your cellphone while creating a community amenity?
The articles below show that mobile networks have a direct impact on life in sub-Saharan Africa:
- Seven ways mobile phones have changed lives in Africa
- On the Effects of Mobile Phones on Poverty in Africa
- Rural Africa is the most expensive place on earth to charge a phone
- Charging a mobile phone in rural Africa is insanely expensive
What is the solution for this prevailing problem?