By Betsy Teutsch
100 lower than $100: 100 instruments for Empowering international Women is a accomplished examine powerful, reasonably cheap recommendations for supporting ladies within the international South out of poverty. so much books in this topic concentrate on one challenge and one answer; writer Betsy Teutsch as a substitute spreads her internet extensive, sharing 100 profitable, confirmed paths out of poverty in 11 diverse sectors—including tech, public future health, legislation, finance, and more—in a visually remarkable ebook jam-packed with pictures of brilliant, powerful ladies farmers, future health practitioners, marketers, and humanitarian tech stars doing interesting, state of the art paintings. Eye-opening and compelling, a hundred below $100 is an obtainable access element for globally-attuned readers serious about utilizing a vast variety of instruments to empower ladies and aid alleviate poverty within the constructing international.
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The mantra of these efforts is “innovate, and then iterate, iterate, iterate”—tweaking prototypes to incorporate user feedback, and continually improving the final product. The most basic rule is that the products must work and be affordable; humanitarian technologists focus relentlessly on creating the simplest possible solutions. Designs must be frugally engineered—stripped down, sturdy enough for rugged conditions and either manually powered or highly energy-efficient. The fewer the parts, the higher the likelihood of success; if products break with no one to repair them, or no replacement parts are to be had, the initiative fails.
The entries’ featured suggestions range from simple actions that take only a few minutes, like purchasing fair trade products (#93) or tree planting (#69), all the way to starting new organizations or launching social enterprises (whole new careers). Readers will find student internship opportunities, as well as initiatives seeking pro bono volunteers to work both domestically and on-site in the developing world. A list of volunteer opportunities for professionals culled from the 100 entries is on p.
Cell Phones 85. Computers 86. The Internet 87. Digital Platforms for Women’s Voices Sector 10 – Financial Inclusion 88. Microloans 89. Savings 90. Mobile Money: Cash Transfers by Cell Phone 91. Microinsurance 92. Microfranchises 93. Fair Trade Certification Sector 11 – Legal Tools 94. Universal Birth Registration 95. Eradicating Forced Marriages of Girls 96. International Violence Against Women Act Adoption 97. Combating Sex Trafficking 98. Land Titles and Deeds 99. Inheritance Rights 100. The Vote: Political Inclusion Afterword: More About the Photographs Sub-Indexes Movies and Videos Women Humanitarian Tech Stars Tools for Women’s Cooperatives to Share Travel Opportunities: Visiting Initiatives While Vacationing Service Opportunities Utilizing Professional Skills Glossary Bibliography Index Leafy greens thrive on urine fertilizer at the Chisungu School’s garden, in Epworth, Zimbabwe.
100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women by Betsy Teutsch