Power for Kenya's Urban Poor
In Nairobi, Kenya, roughly 2 million people live in informal settlements, many below the poverty line. A key factor that has kept this population in poverty is a lack of electricity.
But now that’s all changing, thanks to a new program implemented by the Kenya Power and Light Corporation, with support from the World Bank, via the Global Partnership for Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). In just one year, the project saw a thirty-fold increase in the number of safe, reliable, and affordable household connections to electricity.