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Ushahidi to help during local blizzards

In my current area, the only real dangers we tend to face are storms, and the most dangerous are blizzards during the winter.


Every year we have reports of elderly people who die when their power goes out and their house gets cold. With something like Ushahidi, if it was tweaked to fit the people of this part of America (people over 50 tend not to know how to work a cell phone, if they even own one)- perhaps by allowing a phone number which can immediately transcribe words…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 7, 2010 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Women, 2020

In 2010 these women were just girls. All of them headed for early marriages and most likely futures restricted to householder duties.


Now, in 2020, these are all educated women. Most now make an income of their own, whether for their birth home, their new family, or just for themselves. Some are the sole breadwinners, and some now have a multiple income family. Many even own their own business.


Their standard of living is raised, as often their…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 7, 2010 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Helping to empower women, one girl at a time

Through Global Giving, my husband and I have funded vocational training material for one girl in Anupshahar, Uttar Pradesh, India for one year, so far. It is via an amazing school that works to get local girls out of childhood marriages and into educations and job opportunities where they are able to make their own income. It is called Pardada Pardadi (@Global Giving,… Continue

Added by Ameya Warde on May 7, 2010 at 5:26pm — 2 Comments

Women and Contraception- is Access all that matters?

The UNFPA reminds us that this weekend will mark FIFTY years of the birth control pill. But more than 200million still lack access.


My grandmother had 6 kids in 8 years before my grandfather finally went and got surgery to stop the onslaught of infants. She wanted one or two children.…


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Added by Ameya Warde on May 7, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Local Food Bank

Living in America, our challenges are a little different than in other places. Our people don't go hungry because of a lack of food, but because society is set up in a way where they can't afford both rent and meals.


We have a fairly active local food bank, run entirely on donations. Schools, churches and other organizations are constantly running can food drives, and besides lacking significant nutrition, donations are not a stable source of food for these children and…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 7, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Power in 2020

My birthday, 2020.


This is the first birthday I'm spending in our new home. It's pretty luxurious, but what most people wouldn't know is that it produces 100% of it's own energy. So, for my birthday I've invited over everyone I know to an open house type shindig to show it off.


On our (white & "green") roof there are many Solar panels which provide what heating and cooling energy we need (since we have state-of-the-art design and insulation…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New Personal Power source.

Alright, power design is not my forte, as I don't know how everything works, which I would prefer to before sharing ideas, but as I don't have the time or passion for this right now, how about I just shoot off some random (and probably impractical) ideas for generating small amounts of electricity for things like cell phones and music devices.
  • Heel inserts (for shoes) which utilize the natural motion of walking to charge batteries.
  • Solar panel which can be put in…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 5, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Bringing Energy to Villages

Cell phone usage has spread like wildfire across all walks of life in Africa. Unfortunately, walking is just what they cause, as many villagers have to walk several miles just to charge their phones and batteries. It also costs money to charge those phones, and even more money to pay for the kerosene lamps that they usually burn.




One of the many companies working to help…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 5, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Dinner, 2020

It's 2020. I'm having dinner in one of our new restaurants with my family.


It is a vegetarian buffet, low price food brings in all sorts of people who wouldn't otherwise be drawn into a "Vegetarian Restaurant." All of our food is either locally sources, or grown in out aeroponic garden in the back. Everything is pure and chemical free. We are also a haven for vegans and raw foodists, as plenty of our food is dairy free and raw. We are most proud of coming up with some…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 5, 2010 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

10 years from today.

May 03, 2020


I am the proud owner of many businesses. I started with small companies in the developing world, selling affordable hygiene products and running midwifery and doctor schools. The ideas kept coming and I started making more and more products and services to help make the day to day life of people a little safer, a little easier. I eventually branched out into some natural food restaurants back home in the states and I'm in the process of expanding on those as…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 3, 2010 at 6:56pm — 2 Comments

Let There Be D.light!

For my social innovation "hero"/role model, I have chosen Sam Goldman of D.light.


In his visits to places without electricity, he noticed a problem; people were still using kerosene lanterns. Not only does that mean they had to constantly spend money (which they had so little) on kerosene, but they are also quite dangerous. It's not uncommon to hear of homes or schools burning down after a kerosene fire, or even people, especially children receiving severe burns…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 3, 2010 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Quest1: Learn: Monetizing isn't necessarily the opposite of charity.

Economic sustainability; provide financial motivation for continued growth over time. Empower people by improving their economic or social status.…
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Added by Ameya Warde on May 3, 2010 at 4:02am — No Comments

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This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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