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A Brilliant idea
This is a prime example that somebody from outside cares more about the poor people in India to invent this kind of simple and very useful tool!

Description:                                             Description: Description:                                             Description: When Cynthia                                             Koenig, a young social                                             entrepreneur from New York,                                             learned that millions of                                             girls and women around the                                             world spend hours each day                                             collecting water from                                             distant sources, she decided                                             to create a new way to help                                             people in poor communities                                             transport water and it's                                             called the WaterWheel.                                             Koenig's WaterWheel allows                                             people to roll water in a                                             50-liter container versus                                             carrying it in 5 gallon (19                                             liter) jugs. Koenig                                             estimates that the                                             WaterWheel can save women 35                                             hours per week in water                                             transport time, as well as                                             prevent the physical strain                                             that comes from balancing 40                                             pounds of  water on top of                                             their heads for hours each                                             day. Every day around the                                             world, over 200 million                                             hours are spent each day                                             fetching water, often from                                             water sources miles from                                             home, and this task usually                                             falls to women and  girls.                                             By freeing up valuable time,                                             the WaterWheel allows women                                             to spend time on                                             income-generating activities                                             that can help pull her                                             family out of poverty. The                                             time savings also means that                                             there is a greater                                             likelihood that girls will                                             be allowed to stay in                                             school, further reducing the                                             rate of intergenerational                                             poverty. After receiving a                                             $100,000 Grand Challenges                                             Canada prize to develop the                                             WaterWheel, Koenig founded a                                             social enterprise company,                                             Wello. The company is in an                                             early stage of development                                             and has been piloting the                                             WaterWheel in rural                                             communities in India. Koenig                                             also plans on continuing to                                              make the WaterWheel itself                                             more useful by adding in                                             filtration, drip irrigation                                             kits, even a cell phone                                               charger that uses the                                             rotation of the wheel to                                             charge the battery of the                                             cell phone and give people                                             more access to essentials                                             like communication and                                             education. To learn more                                             about this invention and its                                             potential to transform the                                             lives  of many girls and                                             women around the world,                                             check out Koenig's TED talk                                             at http://bit.ly/1gBdpGt and                                             you can read a recent                                             article in The Guardian                                             about her venture at                                             http://bit.ly/1dMt7Mh. To                                             learn more about how to                                             support her work, visit                                             Wello's website at                                             http://wellowater.org/ For a                                             wonderful book about more                                             female innovators and                                             inventors throughout                                             history, check out

When Cynthia Koenig, a young social entrepreneur from New York, learned that millions of girls and women around the world spend hours each day collecting water from distant sources, she decided to create a new way to help people in poor communities transport water and it's called the Water Wheel. Koenig's Waterwheel allows people to roll water in a 50-liter container versus carrying it in 5 gallon (19 liters) jugs. Koenig estimates that the Water Wheel can save women 35 hours per week in water transport time, as well as prevent the physical strain that comes from balancing 40 pounds of water on top of their heads for hours each day.

Every day around the world, over 200 million hours are spent each day fetching water, often from water sources miles from home, and this task usually falls to women and girls. By freeing up valuable time, the Water Wheel allows women to spend time on income-generating activities that can help pull her family out of poverty. The time savings also means that there is a greater likelihood that girls will be allowed to stay in school, further reducing the rate of intergenerational poverty.

After receiving a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada prize to develop the Water Wheel, Koenig founded a social enterprise company, Wello. The company is in an early stage of development and has been piloting the Water Wheel in rural communities in India. Koenig also plans on continuing to make the Water Wheel itself more useful by adding in filtration, drip irrigation kits, even a cell phone charger that uses the rotation of the wheel to charge the battery of the cell phone and give people more access to essentials like communication and education.

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