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The Powercycle

The invention of Sameer Hajee, a Canadian electrical engineer and

social entrepreneur with Kenyan and Indian roots, the lights require no

fossil fuel and can be recharged by anyone capable of riding a bicycle.

The recharging machine - the Powercycle - is a simple

invention: two cycle pedals fitted to a box which charges up to five

lights at a time using pedal-power. The $150 machine is typically

bought by an entrepreneur with micro-finance loans, which are then… Continue

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

Alameda County, California USA

Some Alameda County stats;



- 100,000 adults live in food-insecure households (2005 County Nutrition Profile,

CFPA)

- More than 325,251 individuals (both adults and children) are vulnerable to the

indignity of hunger, frequently skipping meals or eating too little. (U.S. Census

Bureau 2003 American Community Survey)

- Preschool and school-aged children who experience sever hunger have higher

levels of chronic illness, anxiety and depression, and behavior… Continue

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 10:00am

ACT1 Pablo Santiago Capilé Mendes

ACT1

Pablo Santiago Capile Mendes

http://www.ashoka.org/fellow/4301



I have chosen him because he has activated a strategy using a great innovative idea("Cubo Cards") to deal with an important and overlooked youth issue in Brazil, that is almost exactly the same important and overlooked issue i'm am working to resolve in Bali. …

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Posted on April 29, 2010 at 2:06am

Help people to help themselves

  1. Provide skills, not just finished technologies. The current revolution in design for developing countries is the notion

    of co-creation, of teaching the skills necessary to create the solution,

    rather than simply providing the solution. By involving the community

    throughout the design process, you can help equip people to innovate

    and contribute to the evolution of the product. Furthermore, they

    acquire the skills needed to create…
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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

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