Happy 2013! We made it past the end of the Mayan calendar cycle.
One of my biggest passions in development work is low-cost technology. There are so many amazing small ideas out there with BIG impact potential. Here is my latest favourite:
Imagine how many ways this technology can have an impact… evening classes, reduced lung cancers from inhaling kerosene or smoke, an endless supply of energy, reading after a long day, being able to continue to work after it gets dark, finding your way back to your home from the toilet, a couple could give kids a safe space to play outside at night…
They have already beat their original funding goal of $55,000 by ~800%, having raised almost $400,000! They are currently working on the second model.
Keep up the great work Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves!
– Sarah Topps 2013