Mukuru’s Modern Kitchens

Looking back, Fausto Marcigot says he has been to about a half dozen tea parties in Mukuru. Mukuru is a large informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, home to roughly 750,000 people, and it is where all of PayGo Energy customers are based. Marcigot, PayGo’s engineering lead, was always…

Mukuru’s Modern Kitchens

Heat Meets the Cold Chain

New York City in the early 20th century was gripped with fear over a disease then known as “infant paralysis”: polio. An outbreak that began in 1916 affected 9,000 people and paralyzed 1,000 children before it was brought under control. At the time, there was not much parents…

Heat Meets the Cold Chain

Let There Be Luz

Huautla de Jiménez is a town of 35,000 in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Four hours from the nearest city, it is not an easy place for people who do not live there to reach. That has not stopped outsiders from coming to visit the small town, which…

Let There Be Luz