Sunday, April 1, 2012

Low Tech Missionaries

Here is the kind of thing that Catholic missionaries should be training in, besides theology. Low tech answers to common problems (click here for a previous post,  a low tech idea  on  how to make bad soil good). It is  a Catholic tradition to have technology at the service of man. The Jesuit missionaries were the discovers of a treatment for malaria; French monks helped farmers to improve farming techniques, and  the Czech Abbot Gregor Mendel founded the new science of genetics, which was a big help to agriculture. The following is a practical idea to a problem that kills women and children in poor countries: 

Here is another low tech idea for lighting:

The idea has already started in South America