TECHNOLOGY FOR THE POOR is a non-profit charitable 501(c)3 organisation with the mission to develop, innovate and disseminate appropriate technologies for the poor.
The Poor are defined as the powerless caused by Lack of Resources, Technology, Leadership, Opportunity, or Education. The Poor can also provide valuable lessons about sustainability to the Modern world.
Building Blocks of Sustainability are Education, Leadership, Control, Justice, and Technology.
In our approach we seek to reveal the Assets of the Poor, such as the Use of Wisdom based Technologies, and our solutions must be of Low cost, Simple, Appropriate to the local conditions, and Controlled by the poor.
We are currently focused on the implementation of the Dual Powered Bicycle and other Simple Energy systems, Urban Agriculture, and Natural Building techniques.