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Products for Underserved Communities 2018

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
35 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 06, at 09:00 AM CST
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Biodigestion of baked beans!

November 27, 2018

We have several products ready for prototyping next semester.  We plan to build a small biodigestor and test the improved thermal design.  We will be using baked beans as a surrogate for latrine waste!

More to do!

November 16, 2018

We will be talking to our partner in Beirut, Lebanon at the end of the month about testing our products there next summer.  Stay tuned for more updates!

Prototype for fabricating sanitary pads!

November 10, 2018

We are so excited!  Our ME design team is finishing the first prototype to fabricate sanitary pads.  This is entirely made by the team in our wood shop.

Thank you!

November 08, 2018
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Lights change the world

November 08, 2018

Our students are designing solar lights for latrines in refugee camps and they have a goal:  50 lights by the end of the semester.  Help them meet their goal!

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College Student Activist

Your gift will pay for training manuals to make products sustainable.



Your gift will pay for parts for “minimal” latrine lighting increasing the safety of women and children


Data Cruncher

Your gift will pay for parts for sensors to monitor and deliver data on water usage and quality which will help ensure adequate and safe water supply



Your gift will pay for materials to test low-maintenance water filters.



Your gift will pay for materials for a prototype biodigestor which will improve the health and sanitation in refugee camps



Your gift will pay for materials for prototype sanitary pad press providing a means of on-site fabrication and a source of employment for women in refugee camps



Your gift will pay for a prototype of a press to reduce the water in latrine waste, thus decreasing the time for drying and reuse as fertilizer.

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