The source of this young tinkerer's generous public service is a small generator he built out of spare parts he found in the neighborhood. He used electrical cables, radio parts, the transformer of a tape recorder, and scrap metal from cars and bicycles.
His little generator provides him with enough power for his house and some close friends of his family. Now he can listen to the radio and charge his cell phone.
Nebelet's inventive Tekileab told VOA's Girmay Gebru, "Ethiopians can do what the foreigners do. We just need education and courage."