By Betsy Teutsch
100 below $100: 100 instruments for Empowering international Women is a entire examine potent, inexpensive ideas for aiding girls within the worldwide South out of poverty. such a lot books in this topic concentrate on one challenge and one answer; writer Betsy Teutsch as a substitute spreads her web large, sharing 100 profitable, confirmed paths out of poverty in 11 diversified sectors—including tech, public well-being, legislation, finance, and more—in a visually remarkable publication choked with photos of brilliant, robust ladies farmers, well-being practitioners, marketers, and humanitarian tech stars doing fascinating, state-of-the-art paintings. Eye-opening and compelling, a hundred less than $100 is an obtainable access element for globally-attuned readers thinking about utilizing a wide diversity of instruments to empower ladies and support alleviate poverty within the constructing global.
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LED Bulbs 26. Solar Home Systems 27. Portable Solar Lanterns and Lamps 28. SunSaluter 29. Pay-Till-You-Own Electricity 30. Bike-Powered Machines 31. Biogas Backpacks 32. Eco-Briquettes 33. Green Charcoal: Biochar Briquettes Sector 4 – WASH = Water and Sanitation Hygiene 34. Disaster Relief: Lights and Water 35. Rainwater Harvesting 36. Improved Water Transport 37. Point-of-Collection Water Chlorination 38. Water-Testing Kits 39. Solar Disinfection 40. SODIS Indicators 41. Solvatten SODIS/Hot Water Heater 42.
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Nearly a quarter of the 100 entries are explicitly health-related, but other interventions provide significant health benefits in addition to their main functions. For example: Solar Lights (#27) and Improved Cook Stoves (#50) decrease respiratory diseases caused by smoke inhalation, as well as lower the risk of burns. Rolling water rather than carrying it, or at least using the Pack H2O with its more ergodynamic design, decreases stress on girls’ and women’s bodies (#36). Bikes (#78) and wheelbarrows (#79) offer similar secondary health benefits.