10 Innovative Technologies Doing Their Part to Save the World

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We profile many technologies that have the potential to change the world, but admittedly, many of those have their greatest impact on those of us living in industrialized nations.  In a recent article in Stanford Social Innovation Review, John Voelcker, outlines 10 social entrepreneurs or organizations working to solve many of the problems faced by developing nations, focusing on issues such as "disease, malnutrition, pollution, and illiteracy — to name just a few."  Below is a brief overview of those 10 social entrepreneurs and their technologies profiled, listed by the problems they are seeking to solve:

1.  Treating Human Waste:  Enviro Options (Pty) Ltd.- Enviro Loo

2.  Cleaning the Air: Envirofit International Ltd.,EnviroKit

3.  Harnessing the Sun: SELCO Solar Light Private LtdSolar home lighting system (SHS)

4.  Enhancing Nutrition: Malnutrition MattersThe VitaGoat

5.  Educating the World: Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s- OpenCourseWare (OCW)

6.  Fighting Illiteracy: Design That Matters Inc.- Kinkajou Projector

7.  Crafting Inexpensives Vaccines: Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology- Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) Vaccine

8.  Helping People See: Adaptive Eyecare Ltd.- Adspecs

9.  Reducing Child Labor: International Labour Organization (ILO)- The Portable Steel Pipeframed Loom

10.  Bridging the Digital Drive: Communication, Education, and Information on Gender (CEMINA)-The Telecenter Program

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