2010 Unreasonable Fellows

Uber Shelter: Rebuilding Lives Through Emergency Shelter

Uber Shelter: Rebuil...

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Uber is an organization focused on designing and developing new solutions for shelters used in disaster relief. It attacks the root cause of this problem ...

Light Up Malawi: Bringing Clean Power to Millions

Light Up Malawi: Bri...

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Millions of people around the world lack access to power. Consequently, they are forced to rely on costly alternatives like the burning of kerosene, which ...

Kranti: New Approach to Women Trafficking

Kranti: New Approach...

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India’s Department of Women and Children estimated in 2009 that 3 million women are trafficked throughout the country every year – 40% of whom are ...

PDI: Stopping Honor Killings of Innocent Women

PDI: Stopping Honor ...

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According to UN, thousands of women are killed in Pakistan each year in honor-crimes. But the vital code of honor in Pakistani tribes makes challenging ...

Who Gives A Crap: Bringing Clean Water and Toilets

Who Gives A Crap: Br...

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1 billion people don't have access to clean water and 2.6 billion people don't have access to hygienic toilets. Who Gives A Crap's solution? Non-profit ...

LavaAmp: Catching and Preventing Global Pandemics

LavaAmp: Catching an...

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Without access to low cost diagnostic tools, millions of people in the Global South suffer from neglected diseases which could be easily treated or cured ...

AUIRE: Mapping the World for Visually Impaired

AUIRE: Mapping the W...

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There's a lack of low-cost assistive devices for people who are visually impaired. Therefore, AUIRE has developed a low cost color and money bill identifier ...

Mosaic Ventures: Launching Clean Tech Industry

Mosaic Ventures: Lau...

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Despite Native American lands housing enough renewable energy to power the US several times over, the estimated 2.1 million Native Americans are the poorest of ...

Liga Masiva: Developing a New Trade System for Farmers

Liga Masiva: Develop...

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As Bill Gates recognized in his World Food Prize speech, “Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people get their food and income by farming small plots ...

MiCasa Ventures: Property Rights for the Poor

MiCasa Ventures: Pro...

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Our world's urban poor desperately need safe, sanitary and very-low-cost housing. Slum housing, which shelters 1 billion people around the world, is not only the ...

Cogknit Semantics: Spreading Education through Technology

Cogknit Semantics: S...

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To provide access to quality education amongst even remote population, Cogknit Semantics has designed an eReader built using optimized open source Hardware and software coupled ...

Ghonsla: Delivering Affordable Insulation to Millions

Ghonsla: Delivering ...

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Over a billion people in disaster-affected areas and slums around the world live under roofs made from corrugated galvanized iron (CGI) sheets. CGI roof's poor ...

microHome: Affordable Housing and Shelter

microHome: Affordabl...

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Massive housing shortages in India force over 62 million people to live in slums or slum-like settlements and render 10 million people homeless. mHs follows ...

MILLEE: Learning Games for Teaching English

MILLEE: Learning Gam...

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Knowledge of English vastly increases economic opportunities for low-income children in India, but few children are learning sufficient English in schools. MILLEE combines a scientific ...

PlayAble: Sports for Social Equality and Justice

PlayAble: Sports for...

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560 million people with disabilities live in poverty and are often treated as outcasts, hidden in their homes or even abandoned as children. PlayAble implements adapted ...

M.E.S.S. Express: Safe and Accessible Transportation

M.E.S.S. Express: Sa...

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Last year, 18% of US college students drove while intoxicated and 16% of US college women reported being raped. M.E.S.S. Express has developed a low-cost, ...

Kito International: Street Youth Today – Entrepreneurs Tomorrow.

Kito International: ...

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Kito International partners with street youth to harness their entrepreneurial spirit, providing the training and tools they need to launch their own microenterprise, become self-sufficient ...

Bamyan Media: Entrepreneurial Reality TV

Bamyan Media: Entrep...

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Amongst the 700 million young people around the world who are unemployed are potential leaders of tomorrow. To provide inspiration, support, and resources to these ...

FrontlineSMS:Credit Brings Financial Services to BoP

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To broaden the reach of microfinance to those who need it most, FrontlineSMS:Credit will serve the role of 'middleware' in order to plug prominent mobile ...