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Bicycle Cell Phone Charger

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Simple, Smart Solution!

It is estimated that some 17.5 million people out of Kenya's 38.5 million population own a cell phone.

But how do you charge it? In rural areas, there is no electricity. People have to travel great distances to stores where they charge the equivalent of about $2 to charge up a phone.

Now two Kenyan students have created the Smart Charger -- powered by any bicycle! After about an hour of cycling, the phone is charged.

What a revolutionary solution: simple, smart and totally carbon free!

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by Spark Africa