Low-tech, Low-cost Device Transforms A Nation's Economy

It is small enough to be carried on a bicycle and simple enough to be repaired without any tools. It is changing the economy of a nation.
April 19, 2002, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The MoneyMaker helps the country's struggling farmers put food on the table, and it gives them a foothold in the country's fledgling market economy. More family farmers have goods to take to market, where they can earn the cash needed to expand their operations, hire workers, buy a cow, and invest in new businesses by purchasing, say, a sewing machine. In some areas, the pump is slowly, subtly shifting traditional social roles. To Martin Fisher and Nick Moon, Approtec's founders, the pump is the agent of a new economy, and the force behind nothing less than a social revolution."

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Published on Monday, April 1, 2002 in Wired
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