Mihuti Village in Murang’a County is like any other rural village in Kenya. Households still use kerosene lamps for lighting and fuel wood for cooking. Since most residents practice subsistence farming they have low disposable incomes. To meet their energy needs villagers use the little money they have to buy kerosene while firewood is harvested from nearby forests. However a twenty four year old man, John Magiro was tired of seeing his mother struggle to meet the expense of buying kerosene at KES 80 daily. Having been interested in electronics from a tender age, Magiro decided to come up with an innovative solution to resolve his family’s financial strain. Magiro lives close to a river with a small waterfall which he identified as a potential hydroelectric source. Armed with only an idea and KES 6,000 proceeds from the sale of rabbits and goats which Magiro reared on a small scale level, he set up a mini hydro power plant from old bicycle parts and simple motors. In no time word spread across the village about his innovation. Villagers in mass visited his home to have their mobile phones charged. Following this, Magiro started connecting more users to his plant and to date he has managed to power 77 households. In 2014, Magiro participated in NETFUND’s Green Innovations Award and won first place in the Individual Category, earning him a place in the NETFUND Incubation Program. The program enabled him to receive business training and mentorship by technical experts who have supported him to refine his technology. Also under the Incubation program, Magiro has received initial seed funding that has enabled him to install a generator, turbine, control system, pressure pipe, stabilizer, power line cables, transformer, d-iron and posts. Magiro has also managed to revamp his power house. This much needed improvement is expected to enable Magiro to supply an additional 150 households with electricity. These efforts are geared towards enabling him achieve his dream of powering 10,000 homes. As part of support, NETFUND has also been able to provide John Magiro with linkage opportunities such as the East African Hub Grant from The Pollination Project. In 2015, John Magiro received an initial KES 100,000 to further help him upscale his project. Magiro has not only achieved his objective of saving on high energy costs, but has tackled several community challenges such as alleviating the limited electricity supply which characterizes most rural homes in Kenya and often leads to limited economic development. The village also now enjoys a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable energy source.