Energy poverty affects all aspects of life, from cooking and working to even entertainment. This movie theater in a small village in Tanzania is the central location for viewing movies, sports games, and playing video games because most residents do not have any electricity at home.
Typical admission is about 500 Tanzanian shillings, the equivalent of about 25 U.S. cents. The theater runs a variety of movies - some Bollywood classics, some Tanzanian produced films, as well as some American classic blockbusters.
Citizens of Tanzania, and many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, experience frequent blackouts every week, sometimes lasting up to to 48 hours at a time. In those cases, this particular theater runs on a generator, which can be very expensive to run.
To find out more about energy poverty, visit ONE.org/energy.