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Firefly Solar Panels Light Up Tanzanian Village

A small village in rural Tanzania has been outfitted with solar panels and lighting equipment as part of an initiative conducted by the Mashaka Foundation and American Engineering Group. The benefits of the lighting were immediate and profound, as this article from Tanzania's Daily News demonstrates:

[...] Local residents say the solar power light has among other things helped to chase away hyenas that have been disturbing and putting their lives in danger for years. “In the past we used to go to bed as ...

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Hippo Water Roller Facilitates Water Collection in Developing World

The Hippo Water Roller Project provides an innovative solution to the problem of gathering clean water in the developing world. Their solution consists of a 90-liter jug with a push handle mounted upon its axis, so that the jug can be rolled across the countryside. This empowers children and women to gather healthy water for their families, which is in many cases needed very direly—as the Project itself explains:

750 million people in Africa and Asia struggle daily to access water. Water collection points ...

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