East Africa

Our Mother's Day Gift: Water

Our Mother's Day Gift: Water

It’s Mother’s Day. Hopefully all of you mothers out there enjoyed a relaxing day—a hot shower, a homemade breakfast, some tea or coffee, and some help with the laundry. We think every mother should, including mothers in the developing world. 

Water Harvesting: Collecting a Limited Resource

Water Harvesting: Collecting a Limited Resource

Modeling safe harvesting systems on individual homes is a sustainable and duplicable solution to the systemic water problem. Our philosophy of development focuses on the knowledge, training and experience of workers before they implement programs and technologies in these areas.  

Technology that is Appropriate: Introducing Scythes in Uganda

Technology that is Appropriate: Introducing Scythes in Uganda

This summer, we introduced scythes in East Africa—a tool that we believe is appropriate for the health, environment, and income level of African farmers. They are ergonomically designed to benefit the body rather than hurt it and save time, money, and energy, allowing people to spend more time on things like food production, sustainable building, or education.