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Video: Fighting Poverty with Ingenuity

I absolutely love creative, out-of-the-box, innovative people! People who use their creativity to make a difference in the World.... Incredible! "We want to ...


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Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 9:29 PM

It is people like the man in this video that help many people and their families fight off poverty , if even by a little. He says that his electric bill has gone down significantly since he installed the water bottle bulb. While we think nothing of the empty soda bottles we throw away, we never realize that it could brighten up a families house and allow them to save  some money to perhaps buy themselves or their children clothes or shoes, or more importantly food to eat. This is a truly genius way of help out your community and give the world ideas on how to reduce using large amount of electricity.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 17, 4:31 PM

This another fantastic example of people in areas of little and poverty making due with that they have on hand. While many in America can imagine life without our modern necessities in fact both historically and contemporary people have always determined ways to get the fullest extent out of the materials at hand. This video shows how innovation and some common good is able to help the whole community. We in the Western World can definitely learn a few things from situations such as this.   

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 17, 10:49 PM

Poverty stricken areas are filled with very intelligent and skilled people who are trapped in their economic status. These solar bottles show how creative people can be no matter where they come from. Furthermore, these types of innovations show how the sadness of living in poverty can be lifted a small amount with recycling and creativity.

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