Rural Turkey: Where Donkeys and the Internet Collide

Donkeys and the internet go together like peanut butter and jelly. No? You’ll think differently after reading this.

The semi-nomadic sheepherders in rural Turkey could really go for some connectivity, especially when they’re on an isolated trip with their sheep. The answer to this conundrum? Solar panel-carrying donkeys.


Yeah, that’s right. A Turkish solar panel company is providing sheepherders with solar panels that can provide 5-7 kilowatts of electricity. That kind of power can be used to power up lights and charge cellphones and laptops, making that shepherd life that much easier.

Where do the donkeys come in? Well, when you’re living life on the go in rural Turkey what better way to keep the solar panels close than by tethering them to a donkey?

Answer: there is no better way.

What other ingenious ways can you think of to bring the internet to rural or developing areas? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!



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