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Solar Powered Bibles

The 'Faith Comes by Hearing' Earthquake Aid is Not as Good as Food

— January 21, 2010 — Social Good
Charity organizations always mean well and most of the time, during a crisis, they do well. Yet sometimes, they land a little off the mark. In the case of the Faith Comes By Hearing group, their solar powered bibles--audio bibles that broadcast the holy scriptures in Haitian Creole--are a lot off the mark.

I don’t care how devout you are. When your house is in ruins, your neighbors are wielding shotguns to protect their water, and looters are making off with everything, all you want are food, water and shelter. The solar powered bibles from Faith Comes By Hearing are none of those things. But it's the thought that counts, right?
Trend Themes
1. Solar-powered Emergency Tools - Exploring the development of solar-powered tools that provide essential resources during crises, such as solar-powered water filters or solar-powered emergency shelters.
2. Audio-based Relief Services - Innovations in audio-based relief services that offer practical help, such as audio messages informing people about available resources and safety measures during emergencies.
3. Humanitarian Aid Innovation - The development of disruptive technologies and approaches for humanitarian aid, such as leveraging drones for delivering emergency supplies or utilizing blockchain for transparent distribution of resources.
Industry Implications
1. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can explore opportunities to develop solar-powered devices that cater specifically to emergency situations.
2. Technology - The technology industry can contribute by creating innovative audio-based solutions and tools that facilitate communication and provide essential information during crises.
3. Humanitarian Aid - The humanitarian aid industry can embrace disruptive innovation by adopting new technologies and approaches to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of relief efforts during emergencies.
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