TAG: Malawi

The Klem Shoe Project – A Smart Design

The Klem Shoe Project – A Smart Design

Lee Jinyoung from i-Clue Design has developed a smart do it yourself system that lets users create their own shoes. Called the Klem project, it was formed to address the widespread need in Malawi, Africa for individuals who need the most basic of items – shoes. The designer was driven by an awareness of communities that live on a daily basis without these necessities. Reportedly, in many parts of Malawi aid can be responsible for as much as 40% of a family’s overall living expenses, so the extreme poverty level does not allow many to afford shoes. Going shoeless everyday can… read more

We Care Solar Suitcases Essential For Saving Lives

We Care Solar Suitcases Essential For Saving Lives

Real world issues need solid solutions. There are many solar lighting designs and companies that provide safe, reliable lighting to those in need. There are however, solar products that incorporate more than much needed light. One such design is an all-inclusive suitcase from We Care Solar. Dr. Laura Stachel, an obstetrician and researcher, has been in the field for years, fighting for a basic right for women around the globe – safe childbirth. Pakati – This word means pregnancy in a certain region in Malawi. Dr. Stachel, upon asking for the literal translation of this local term, was told by… read more