As a child, Susan Murcott ’90 SM ’92 saw firsthand the long-term impact that water- and food-borne illness can have on people. At age 16, her maternal grandmother contracted polio, which can be transmitted through direct contact with someone infected with the virus or, occasionally, through contaminated food and water. As a result of the … Read moreTransforming lives by providing safe drinking water
Cooltivando was founded in 2019, in the metropolitan region of Curitiba (South Brazil). It supports small-holder, family farmers in the management of their produce. The first digital product we launched for validation was the so-called “Field Notebook” (Caderno de Campo, in Portuguese), a digital tool that aimed to support producers to record and keep track … Read moreCooltivando: A youth-led initiative that empowers rural families
A pump for drinking water and limited use for irrigating gardens.The SL-PUMP is a direct action pump developed in SierraLeone. It uses a simple pumping principle. It consists of two PE-pipes (diameter approx. 5 cm) put into one another, one slightly larger than the other. At the bottom of each pipe is a non-return valve … Read moreSL PUMP SYSTEM (Salone Pump).
Resilient Empowerment and Advocacy for Life Skills-Sierra Leone (REAL-SL)Motto: Service for the general good Resilient in Empowerment and Advocacy for Life skills (REAL) is a Community Base Organization that was established in December 2019, in Bombali District.Its membership is made up of young people who are determined to make a change through education, sensitization, psychosocial counseling, … Read moreResilient in Empowerment and Advocacy for Life Skills-Sierra Leone (REAL-SL)
The theme for the Freetown Pitch Night June 6th event is “Social Entrepreneurship”. The World Economic Forum describes Social Entrepreneurship as “A term that captures a unique approach to economic and social problems, an approach that cuts across sectors and disciplines grounded in certain values and processes that are common to each social entrepreneur, independent […]