Village Innovators is a startup not-for-profit with a mission to create homegrown technologies in East Africa.
Our work: to democratize technology production for humanitarian purposes. We design humanitarian, reproducible, low-cost devices like wind turbines. Then we invest in people in East Africa with the knowledge and cash to build them. Our vision is for every home and every school to have basic stuff like electricity.
We already have proofs of concept. In Kenya we gave $650 to an impromptu team of young adults, and in only 3 days, they built a wind turbine that now powers lights and computers in their school. They proved that a crazy idea could actually work.