The solar project at Holo market was established in 2016 .The traders at Holo market were having such a hard time working late at night since the market did not have a main source of power. It was for this reason the traders approached the county government and asked for help. Before starting the project the county government created awareness on what renewable energy was and its impacts. The solar project supports the entire Kisumu West Ward and they have plans to expand the territory and enable other people living in other wards to benefit.
Pamela Adhiambo added that they can close their businesses even at 9pm since there is light compared to before when they could not even stay past 7.PM.They now do not have to use the tin lamps as they were negatively affecting the traders health.