3 Products That Could Change Lives in the Developing World

TakePart World producer Alex Stapleton demonstrates a variety of gadgets, from printable prosthetics to a portable latrine.
Sep 30, 2014·
Samantha Cowan is an associate editor for culture.

Basic needs, such as clean water, electricity, and even toilets, are luxuries for people in developing countries. When she traveled to East Africa, TakePart World producer Alex Stapleton experienced firsthand how just a few devices can better the lives of citizens in poor countries.

LifeStraw can purify dirty water for the 768 million people who do not have access to safe drinking water.

The SaTo Sanitary Toilet Pan reduces transmission of diseases and attraction of insects for the 2.5 billion people who don't have access to toilets.

3-D-printed transtibial sockets from the Semaphore Lab at the University of Toronto allow basic mobility for amputees.

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