The first solar-powered internet cafe in Kenya


Supporting the Macha community in Kenya

Source:  Computer Aid

Supporting the Macha community in Kenya

Computer Aid is providing the cyber cafe initiative to LinkNet, a co-operative organisation that operates a wireless mesh network in Macha and specialises in the design, implementation and maintenance of telecoms infrastructures in rural areas. The charity has sent over 200 Wi-Fi routers and 500 PCs, donated by UK companies, to the Macha community, who provide hospitals and schools with access to IT equipment so they can develop opportunities for education, personal and economic development.


UK charity Computer Aid has completed its first solar-powered cyber cafe capable of providing internet access to the most isolated communities in the world. The cyber cafe, built inside a shipping container, was sent to Macha in Zambia to provide the community with internet access through Africa's largest rural Wi-Fi network.

Over the past 13 years Computer Aid has professionally refurbished over 175,000 PCs for use in agricultural, health and education projects in more than 100 countries, predominantly across Africa and Latin America.  To find out more about how to support Computer Aid through either donations of IT equipment or through corporate sponsorship, contact the charity directly on 020 8361 5540 or email [email protected] or visit:


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