Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.

2 people think this is good

Vodacom & Fenix Int'l Partnership bring solar lighting and cell phone charging to rural Tanzania

Audrey Desiderato

San Francisco- based Fenix Int'l and Vodacom Tanzania are partnering to roll out ReadySet charging stations to communities living off grid areas in Tanzania. Now, it won't be necessary to walk miles to charge cell phones because shopkeepers will have access to PV and pedal-powered charging stations capable of charging 10 phones per day. The ReadySet will cost ~$200 and generate $40-$50 income per month for shopkeepers. It can also power an LED light bulb (or even a tablet computer).

Continue to



  1. {{}}
  1. {{fields.video_link.url}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Your video is ready to post!

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Please enter a valid URL from YouTube or Vimeo.

Embedding has been disabled for this video.


Posting comment...