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John Magiro

John Magiro

Self-taught Kenyan hydro power inventor and entrepreneur, John Magiro is the brain behind the Magiro Mini Hydroelectric Power Plant which uses a hydroelectric system to provide power to some 300 households in rural Kenya.

John harnesses the power of a nearby river, River Godo, to run his turbine and bring electricity to communities in rural Kenya. He was a high school student without prior knowledge of power production and installation when he started working on the project.

With support from the Kenyan government through the National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND), Magiro now employs over 10 youths from his village to produce electricity while conserving the environment.

Watch how John’s hydropower project is lightening up rural Kenya!