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HELPFUL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE POOR

August 13, 2008

Discovery Channel: 10 innovations for impoverished people.

These innovations were a product of Design for the Other 90%, a project inspired by this statement:

The majority of the world’s designers focus all their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest 10% of the world’s customers. Nothing less than a revolution in design is needed to reach the other 90%.
—Dr. Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises

1. Action Pack Block Press 2. MoneyMaker Hip Pump 3. LifeStraw 4. PermaNet 5. Solar Aid 6. Q-Drum 7. One Laptop per Child 8. Sierra Portable Light Project   9. Solar Home Lighting System 10. Sugarcane Charcoal

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