Maker Profile: Dominic Wanjihia

 

Dominic Wanjihias Evapocooler, used to keep Somali herders milk cool, profiled at Afrigadget.com

Dominic Wanjihia's "Evapocooler," used to keep Somali herders' milk cool, profiled at Afrigadget.com

Thanks to the generosity of an MFA supporter, Kenyan inventor Dominic Wanjihia will be attending Maker Faire Africa. Dominic, who first came to the anonymous donor’s attention through an article published on AfriGadget in 2008, describes himself as, “an inventor of appropriate technology, environmentally friendly gadgets applicable to … the empowerment of rural people.” Among his inventions are:

 

  1. The Malaria Integrated Vector Management (IVM) Disc
  2. An evaporative cooler
  3. A solar food dryer
  4. A food smoker for meat and fish
  5. A shallow well – deep well water pump
  6. An eco-friendly pest exterminator, mainly for moles and termites

We’re looking forward to meeting Dominic in August and expect that he will benefit greatly from the opportunity to interact with other appropriate technology inventors like Amy Smith of the International Development Design Summit.

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9 Responses to “Maker Profile: Dominic Wanjihia”
  1. Dominic has also developed a small scale dairy processing plant and a motorised vegetable spinner. These inventions have helped a small business in Nairobi to grow into the biggest organic retailer in the region, supporting hundreds of small scale organic producers.

    His inventions are cost effective, easy to use, practical and efficient.

    We wish him the best of luck at the Makers Faire Africa!!

    Everyone should have a brother like Dominic

    From all at Green Dreams

    (Food Network East Africa ltd)

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  3. we have a solar panel at home that my father built, it can generate 500 watts of electricity ”

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