Your government has not made a sincere effort to do anything that will help to improve the lives of the people and it appears that progress will be slow to arrive in your community.
Hands In The Mist is a short documentary film that does not totally focus on the extreme impoverished conditions in Cerro Verde, a 30,000 person slum 30 miles outside of Lima. But the extreme poverty is not the primary gist of this film.
This short documentary focuses on how design students took the time to discuss the concerns of the people and what type of innovations that they would like to see created for their community.
One of the innovative products that has been designed by students is a foot-powered washing machine know as GiraDora.
A simple machine that has the potential to change the lives of millions of people
|GiraDora picture:Fast Company Magazine|
There are two things that I like about this social innovation project. The idea that the people must be the ones to help to create ways to improve their lives and the fact that this design concept is being pursued.