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By Betsy Teutsch

100 less than $100: 100 instruments for Empowering international Women is a accomplished examine powerful, reasonably cheap suggestions for aiding ladies within the worldwide South out of poverty. so much books in this topic specialise in one challenge and one answer; writer Betsy Teutsch as an alternative spreads her web huge, sharing 100 winning, confirmed paths out of poverty in 11 various sectors—including tech, public well-being, legislations, finance, and more—in a visually impressive booklet filled with pictures of shiny, robust ladies farmers, overall healthiness practitioners, marketers, and humanitarian tech stars doing fascinating, state of the art paintings. Eye-opening and compelling, a hundred below $100 is an obtainable access element for globally-attuned readers occupied with utilizing a large variety of instruments to empower girls and aid alleviate poverty within the constructing global.

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K. Prahalad’s 2004 book Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits highlighted companies succeeding with a low-income customer base, identifying methods for harnessing business to deliver much-needed products. The book was written before the runaway success of cell phones in the developing world. Cell phone penetration—more people own cell phones than toilets—has upended thinking about what low-income customers can and will purchase. Social entrepreneurs, merging social good with commercial distribution, are growing in number and influence.

EMBRACE INFANT WARMER Embrace Infant Warmers fight hypothermia in preterm and low birth weight babies for 1 percent of the cost of an incubator. 4. VACCINE DELIVERY Due to weak vaccination delivery systems, many of the world’s poorest children still die from preventable diseases. A coordinated global effort to raise vaccination rates is saving many lives. 5. UMBILICAL CORD TREATMENT Newborns are vulnerable to infections. A single 25 cent application of CHX gel on the umbilical cord stump can save a baby’s life.

Investing in low-income girls and women is not just a moral imperative; it is excellent policy for poverty alleviation. This is because of the so-called Girl Effect: educating girls postpones marriage and childbearing, while preparing young women for higher-skill jobs. It also promotes development, because when women’s income rises they invest more of it in their families than men do. Young, impoverished, illiterate girls are frequent targets for early marriage, forcibly acquired by husbands (#95), joining their households as de facto servants.

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