Women in the Construction Trades: Reinventing Wilma Flintstone

By |May 29th, 2016|construction, Dining For Women, income generation, inequality of opportunity|

Learning the fine points of ceiling fan installation – photo: Cindy Ariel, ThinkOutsideOfTheToolbox From the time of the Flintstones, men have been the technology gatekeepers while women are the traditional experts in weaving and textiles, as well as wielding cooking and domestic tools. […]

COOL TOOLS: Addressing Women’s Time Poverty – at CSW16

By |March 14th, 2016|Humanitarian Tech, income generation, low tech/high impact, Speaking engagements, UN|

Join me for a public lecture on tools that help impoverished women do tasks more efficiently. Valuing women's time [...]

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. […]

Self-Help International’s Poverty-Busting Double Barrel Stove

By |December 8th, 2015|efficient cooking, fuel savings, Ghana, improved cookstoves, income generation, microloans|

Nicaraguan Baker Using a Fuel Efficient Double Barrel Oven – Photo: Self-Help International After my book came out, I hoped to learn of additional efficient, affordable, well-designed tools to help global women escape poverty to promote and share. I was thrilled when an email from Self-Help International appeared in my inbox […]

Time Poverty: Women and Girls Work Too Hard to Generate Income

By |September 24th, 2015|cellphones, efficient cooking, female farmers, income generation, solar powered appliances, The Gambia, Water|

This blogpost was written for a favorite blog of mine, Dr. Linda Scott’s DoubleXEconomy. Technology has the power to help impoverished women in low-resource areas radically increase their productivity and escape poverty. This is precisely what happened over the last century in the developed world: the innovations of household electricity and running water unleashed a parade of labor-saving devices. […]

Portable Solar LED Lighting: I Love Luci – Photo of the Week

By |May 24th, 2013|cell-phone charging, fuel savings, income generation, portable solar lighting, solar lights|

13 year old Amina Ibrahim Abdallah of  theUNHCR camp Doro Mabaan, South Sudanholding her Luci solar LED lanternphoto by Sebastian [...]

Solvatten: A Solar Solution to Clean, Safe Water – Scandinavian Style

By |May 12th, 2013|income generation, plastic bottle reuse, SODIS, solar powered appliances, Water, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

Mom and daughter in Haiti can use the sun to purify their waterTo donate towards Solvatten purchases in Haiti, click [...]

Women-Grown Organic Produce: Abalimi Bezekhaya

By |March 21st, 2013|income generation, South Africa, sustainable agriculture, urban agriculture|

This photo by Amber Breitenberg really shows the strength of women farmers!Global Giving sponsors a wonderful program is South Africa, [...]

Trees for Life, Sisters for Life

By |March 21st, 2013|gifts, income generation, trees|

These girls are planting a tree at a Earth Child Institute Ghana program.These two young girls are so tenderly planting [...]

A Solar-Powered Sewing Machine — Works Fine!

By |March 19th, 2013|de-engineering, income generation, sewing, solar powered appliances|

Looking for sewing machines that would run on solar panel generated electricity, I found Jude Lally, a creative stitcher indeed. [...]