VillageTech Solutions (VTS)

Create technology to better lives in developing countries

VillageSolutions' manager heads for the other side

VillageSolutions' manager heads for the other side
The glacier-grey Seti (white) River is no barrier for the magic carpet of the WireBridge. The ride to the middle of the river is slightly downhill, and fast. Passengers, or people on either side, tug on the rope which passes overhead. This moves the carriage easily. (view small | med | large | orig)

PowerCentre with lid removed, and ChargingBox

PowerCentre with lid removed, and ChargingBox
Photo from Progress Report 'And now for Village Power and Light ' (view small | med | large | orig)

Achane school faculty discuss A/V curriculum

Achane school faculty discuss A/V curriculum
Photo from Progress Report 'And now for Village Power and Light ' (view small | med | large | orig)

Engineer meets village woman in gift of light

Engineer meets village woman in gift of light
Mark Jeunnette, a design engineer on leave from IDEO, is helping to create the next version of the power system. Here he is presenting the home lighting system to one of EcoSystems' village partners. (view small | med | large | orig)

Training for the home lighting systems

Training for the home lighting systems
In a village environment where mechanical devices are limited to simple, utilitarian tools such as the plow and sickle, the appearance of a machine that makes electricity is a leap for everyone--the trainer as well as the eager recipients. Fourteen villages offered to be partners in the first round. Their early version equipment will now be upgraded. (view small | med | large | orig)

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