• A water-energy hub
    The Water-Energy Hubs bring electricity and drinking water to remote areas of Kenya.
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  • Seven of the eight WE!Hubs are located on Lake Victoria.
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  • Solar system
    Solar technology-based WE!Hubs operate independently of electricity grids.
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  • LED lamps
    Residents can rent lamps and batteries at WE!Hubs.
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  • Local fishermen bring their batteries to the WE!Hub for charging.
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  • LED lamp at night
    Environmentally friendly LED lamps replace widely used, expensive petroleum lamps, which are also harmful to human health and the environment.
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  • Cell phone charging station
    Cell phones can be charged at the stations.
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  • Drinking water supply
    Each WE!Hub offers safe drinking water. Rainwater and groundwater are collected and purified by a solar-powered filter system.
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  • Internet café
    WE!Hubs will have their own Internet café where people can participate in ICT and entrepreneurship training.
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  • technical training
    WE!Hub employees receive technical and entrepreneurial training.
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With Water-Energy Hubs (WE!Hubs), Siemens Stiftung promotes the use of renewable energy in Kenya and improves the supply of energy and water in remote regions. WE!Hubs are solar-powered energy stations, which operate independently of electricity grids and can supply green energy and safe drinking water to rural regions without infrastructure.

For a small fee, people can rent portable lanterns, lamps and batteries. The profits are reinvested in the expansion of the business and in other charitable activities. In addition, WE!Hubs offer jobs, training programs, and income opportunities for the local population.

In the start-up phase, five new WE!Hubs were built in Kenya and three existing hubs were refurbished, upgraded with an Internet café, and equipped with new, more technically advanced products. Four of the five new WE!Hubs were built around Lake Victoria and one on a tea farm in Kericho.