Howard Buffet, Warren's son, uses his foundation to pour millions into building hydro electric plants into developing Congo.
"U.S. philanthropist Howard Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren, is pouring millions of dollars into power projects in war-torn Congo, betting that private investment can bring development where the United Nations and aid agencies failed.
"In the town of Matebe, in Democratic Republic of Congo's turbulent eastern province of North Kivu, construction crews work around the clock to lay giant steel cylinders through which water from the Rutshuru River will plunge 85 meters to drive three massive hydroelectric turbines.
"The Howard G. Buffet Foundation, the 60-year-old American's charity, is bankrolling construction to the tune of $19.7 million. It hopes the plant will help overcome chronic power shortages holding back development in the giant central African nation when it comes online in December."--Aaron Ross, Reuters