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Magiro Hydro Electricity Limited
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Magiro Hydro Electricity Limited

Quick Info

Tel:   +254 719 590 697

Email:   johnmagiro@gmail.com

Website:  www.icoseed.org

Business Description

Magiro Hydro Electricity Limited (MHEL) uses modified bicycle parts and simple motors to generate hydropower from a local waterfall, supplying inexpensive, renewable energy to rural households who otherwise would use kerosene and firewood.

Problem/Solution

High costs of electricity connection together with increasing rates of poverty have made it impossible for many people of Murang’a County to have access to electricity. Only 14% use of electricity as the main source of lighting out of a population of 942,581. Magiro Power offers off grid hydro-electric power which is supplied at lower rates in comparison to the national provider and supplier.

Products/Service

MHEL’s main product offering is hydro-electric power which is supplied at lower rates in comparison to Kenya Power. The product not only provides a cheaper but also clean source of lighting which cannot be said for common sources such as kerosene and fuelwood. 

Traction to Date

Magiro Hydro Power has managed to connect 350 homes and small businesses in Murang’a County and is targeting 500 households in the next 3 years.

Magiro’s story