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Pot-in-Pot Cooler

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Living in the developed world, it is easy to take the most basic amenities for granted. Things like a washing machine, a sink, and a refrigerator seem like basic necessities, when in reality, these are luxuries that make life easier. The reality is that much of the world functions, however difficulty, without such amenities. For example something as basic as a refrigerator can make a tremendous difference in both the life and livelihood of an individual, family, or entire community. In order to overcome technological and financial  deficit Mohammad Bah Abba, designed an organic and inexpensive refrigeration system called “Pot-in-Pot”.

The Jairpur Foot

Jaipur Foot is an India-based nonprofit organization that provides lightweight, low-cost, durable, and realistic foot and below the knee prosthesis pan-India and abroad to areas of the Middle East, South East Asia, and South America.

Man riding a bike with a Jaipur Knee

The Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) began in 1975 when Dr Mehta, founder and chief president, was the victim of dangerous car accident where one of his legs was crushed. Doctors speculated that it would have to be amputated. Though they eventually found a solution to save his limb, Dr Mehta had come to a realization that changed his perspective– and life. The thought of living life without his leg had opened his eyes to the struggles of the disabled in developing nations. Continue reading

Food for the Masses (Tiffany Wong)

Focused in Nairobi, Kenya yet has the potential to internationally change lives, the creation of Garden-in-a-Sack has provided sustenance for the urban poor.

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