People often talk of complex answers to problems. Generally this includes a high-tech solution to a problem, however, more often than not the answer is right out in the open. Readily observable to all who are willing to see the situation from a different point of view. When this is done, the answer seems rather obvious. That is why it is so important to remember that what you have matters more than what you lack.
While technology is very useful, some of the most ingenious examples of innovation are very simple devices technologically. The wheel is a fascinating example of innovation. While profound in its impact upon society it required very little technology. The wheel can be found incorporated into a multitude of devices from the automobile and lever, to grinding stones in a mill and water wheels. Seemingly the sky is the limit to what the wheel can accomplish.
I would compare this to the massive and often elaborate aid packages sent to countries. These well-intentioned packages don't take into account the local culture (how things are done) and graft. In comparison, microgrants allow local communities to improve their situations and in turn provide funds for future ventures. Much like giving a fish versus teaching a person to fish.