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. […]

Two New Women Creating Amazing Solutions!

By |December 12th, 2014|Water, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

While I've completed the book, I knew there would be new innovators and innovations that would emerge. This week the [...]

The Paint that Prevents Diseases – Atlantic Series #6

By |May 21st, 2014|Atlantic Things That Work Series, health, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

Chemist Pilar Mateo has come up with a paint that slowly releases insecticides, making homes inhospitable to parasite-spreading bugs.Betsy Teutsch [...]

Photo of the Week: The Hay Basket: Low Tech, Free, Tried & True

By |May 17th, 2013|efficient cooking, fuel savings, Global South export to the Global North, health, picture of the week, South Africa, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

This young lady definitely wants to see what's cooking.  Insulating hay baskets are excellent for cooking large quantities of food, [...]

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 [...]

Bottle Bricks: Constructing Durable Sand Castles – Picture of the Week

By |April 18th, 2013|Bolivia, construction, picture of the week, plastic bottle reuse, Uganda, upcycling, Water, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

 3 Students from the Kasiisi area of Uganda, who attend school adjacent to Kibale National Park in western Uganda, are [...]

Meghan Shea: Intel Finalist Designs a Moringa Seed Water Filter

By |March 15th, 2013|Water, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

Meghan Shea, 18, from West Chester, Penn., holds up a water filter that uses seeds from Moringa oleifera tree that releases [...]