As I was reading some tips for inovation in Africa, my eyes fell apon this tip:
.Try living for a week on $2 a day.
That’s what my students and I do when I teach my class about
international development. It helps them begin to understand the
trade-offs that must be made when you have only very limited resources.
More broadly, it was in the Peace Corps in Botswana that I learned to
carry water on my head, and noticed how heavy the bucket was; and I
learned to pound sorghum in to flour and felt the ache in my back. As a
designer, I came to understand the importance of technologies that can
transport water or grind grain.
This made sense to me. If you're going to be designing some changes in Africa, you have to take into account that many of the people there only make one dollar a day. And this concept is better to understand when you have to try and live on two dollars a day in the real world. So a enterpriseing inovator should attempt to live on two dollars a day to better understand the problems the poeple his trying to help.