“Not everyone in the world is intent on doing things faster and easier.”

At EWB Asia’s Learn and Share with DSO today, San Lee shared a case study on the challenges of humanitarian engineering in a Guatemalan community; introducing corn sheller so that women do not have to hand pick kernels off the cob.

“The women told them, ‘Thanks for your invention, it’s much easier. But this is the time we use to talk about men, school, and kids, and your device makes our work too fast for that.’ You have to realize there’s an environment these things will be used in. Not everyone in the world is intent on doing things faster and easier.”

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