Meeting Maria Rodriguez, Byoearth Social Entrepreneur, in Guatemala

By |February 14th, 2016|Fair Trade Judaica, fertilizer, guatemala, income generation, upcycling|

Maria Rodriguez, the dynamic founder of Byoearth, met up with our Fair Trade Judaica trip for dinner in Antigua, Guatemala. […]

Global Ed 2015 “Exploring Sustainable Global Innovation with Secondary Students” SwapShop

By |October 18th, 2015|bottle bricks, Global South export to elsewhere in the Global South, guatemala, jugaad, plastic bottle reuse|

Kate Hanssen and I leading a Swap Shop on Lean Innovation at the Global Ed Forum at Penn Kate Hanssen, head of the History Department at Germantown Friends School, and I co-facilitated a Swap Shop yesterday at the Global Ed Forum 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania. Kate created a packet of materials, available here, based on the class she co-taught last January. […]


By |September 8th, 2015|Atlantic Things That Work Series, cellphones, female farmers, Girl Effect, goats, guatemala, inequality of opportunity, Kibera, legal status, low tech/high impact, microloans, solar, solar lights, solar powered appliances, sustainable agriculture, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

A woman-to-woman microinsurance transaction.Credit: John Owens 9/8/2015 – W4 had the pleasure of interviewing Betsy Teutsch, author of 100 Under $100, which makes vividly clear some of the challenges faced by the billion-plus most impoverished women in the world. These women suffer a dearth of resources, education and access to health care, and have to deal with discriminatory legal and financial services. […]

Meeting Up with the Founder of Rainsaucers – Tom Spargo

By |June 3rd, 2015|Dining For Women, guatemala, WASH, Water|

  Rainsaucers has tested their design in Guatemala, where it was well-received. Tom Spargo, founder of Rainsaucers, an innovative design for rainwater harvesting useful both in the USA and in the developing world, joined us at Castro Valley’s Dining For Women book event. Here is what Tom shared on the Rainsaucers blog: “It’s easy to lose focus when you run a busy startup.  Sometimes you need to be reminded about why you started in the first place. […]

Bringing 100 Under $100 to the University of Delaware

By |March 27th, 2015|bottle bricks, Girl Effect, guatemala, Speaking engagements|

Author Betsy Teutsch discusses entrepreneurship and innovation in the empowerment of women worldwide. 3:03 p.m., March 25, 2015--The [...]

Ceramic Water Filtration

By |January 7th, 2015|guatemala, Water|

Water filtration has been championed by Potters For Peace, who have set up local factories around the world. Tucked inside [...]