By Betsy Teutsch
100 lower than $100: 100 instruments for Empowering worldwide Women is a finished examine potent, reasonably cheap ideas for supporting girls within the worldwide South out of poverty. so much books in this topic specialize in one challenge and one answer; writer Betsy Teutsch in its place spreads her web vast, sharing 100 profitable, confirmed paths out of poverty in 11 varied sectors—including tech, public wellbeing and fitness, legislations, finance, and more—in a visually awesome publication filled with photos of bright, robust girls farmers, health and wellbeing practitioners, marketers, and humanitarian tech stars doing fascinating, state of the art paintings. Eye-opening and compelling, a hundred below $100 is an obtainable access element for globally-attuned readers serious about utilizing a huge variety of instruments to empower ladies and support alleviate poverty within the constructing international.
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These fifteen inspiring, low-tech, high-impact health tools potentially scale the formidable barriers of cost and distribution, as well as transcend the shortage of trained health professionals in low-resource settings. Utilizing longstanding, well-known interventions, along with cutting-edge innovations and entrepreneurial strategies, these entries get the job done. For example: Deworming (#10) uses schools for delivery, sidestepping weak health systems. ColaLife (#11) takes an underutilized, highly effective treatment, Oral Rehydration Therapy, packages it beautifully, and moves it from poorly stocked, underfunded clinics to for-profit kiosks, with excellent uptake results.
Microcredit (#88) pioneered in helping women—often unskilled and illiterate—to earn income outside their homes. Women typically spend a significant portion of that income improving their families’ diets, housing, and health care, and paying school expenses. This is how women pull up not only themselves but also their families and communities from extreme poverty. When women earn money, it can help redress the imbalance of power in their households, giving wives more say in decision making. This benefits everyone; more information yields better decisions.
Duplicating their success and financing it are large challenges. The rural-based One Acre Fund utilizes an integrated approach, working with more than 300,000 smallholder farmers. One Acre Fund provides inputs—high-quality seeds and fertilizer, chiefly—supported by its own microlending infrastructure (#88). Repayment schedules are flexible and aligned with harvest income; crop microinsurance (#91) is included in One Acre’s offerings. Deliveries include tree seeds (#69), solar lamps with cell phone charging that can be sold as a service by enterprising farmers (#27), and triple bags for crop storage (#67).