Fixing the world on $2/day
November 2, 2008 11:50 AM   Subscribe

Amy Smith and MIT's D-lab apply engineering principles to real-world problems that affect the world's poorest residents. She organizes an annual conference. Hear her talk at TED. Previously
posted by lalochezia (4 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
It boggles my mind the extent to which some people are able to shape their existence into an absolute good in the world.
posted by The Loch Ness Monster at 12:22 PM on November 2, 2008

So how is Sarah Palin involved in this FPP?

In all seriousness though, this is amazing work being done by Ms. Smith. Bravo!
posted by educatedslacker at 12:38 PM on November 2, 2008

Thanks for this post - inspiring, thought-provoking, and something I might not have chanced on ... what a remarkable woman.
posted by madamjujujive at 4:36 PM on November 2, 2008

Practical Action (formerly known as Intermediate Technology) have been doing this sort of thing for years. The Upesi Stove is particularly nifty.
posted by scruss at 5:16 PM on November 2, 2008

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