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. […]

Solar Dehydrators: Zero Carbon Food Security

By |February 2nd, 2015|food preservation, food security, The Gambia, vitamin A|

Preparing fruit for the solar dehydration process,Photo: Gambia Women's INitiativeWomen's cooperatives can collectively finance shared equipment like a solar dehydrator. [...]