Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, is now a safer place to live thanks to solar-powered streetlights installed by the British and Norwegian government. The lights, spreading over a length of 15 kilometers, cost $400,000.
After 20 years of conflict, the people of Mogadishu have started to rebuild their lives and the local economy to prosper. If only three years ago, people walking on the streets of Mogadishu at night were either considered crazy or were armed fighters, now kids are playing freely and stores stay open later.
Watch the video below and see how solar power can not only save money and emissions, but also improve essential aspects of people’s lives.