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This concept should be a part of an overall strategy – EMPOWER THE PEOPLE of Caldas to take the destiny in their hands and build themselves a better life. This part concerns the improvement of their health and empowerment of women.

This concept should be a part of an overall strategy – EMPOWER THE PEOPLE of Caldas to take the destiny in their hands and build themselves a better life. This part concerns the improvement of their health and empowerment of women.

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A homestay platform that matches people in search of an authentic immersion experience with the rural families and their locatl techniques. A social business that empowers the rural women and that benefits the whole community.

A homestay platform that matches people in search of an authentic immersion experience with the rural families and their locatl techniques. A social business that empowers the rural women and that benefits the whole community.

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This concept should be a part of an overall strategy – EMPOWER THE PEOPLE of Caldas to take the destiny in their hands and build themselves a better life. This part concerns the improvement of their health and their environment.

This concept should be a part of an overall strategy – EMPOWER THE PEOPLE of Caldas to take the destiny in their hands and build themselves a better life. This part concerns the improvement of their health and their environment.

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Instead of having a vending machine selling all sorts of healthcare-related items (diapers, baby food and clothes, birth kits, cell phones, etc.), we could imagine using community mothers or mentors, or even health care workers. This way, we could reduce the literacy gap, while still keeping a “human” contact that might be reassuring, and having information spread out from within communities, via people who belong to these communities (UPDATED!).

Instead of having a vending machine selling all sorts of healthcare-related items (diapers, baby food and clothes, birth kits, cell phones, etc.), we could imagine using community mothers or mentors, or even health care workers. This way, we could reduce the literacy gap, while still keeping a “human” contact that might be reassuring, and having information spread out from within communities, via people who belong to these communities (UPDATED!).

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Basically it is a mobile phone app to preorder 3-6-12 months ahead basic food for survival. 

I just post this for the "Food subscription + Food Insurance" concept, might be inspiring 

Book some Food. 

You can order a (piece of a) pig.  Or certain amount of apples, cherish etc. 

This can be done directly to an offering farm. Or a local family shop.

This pre-ordering has 3 primary benefits;
- the farmer or market has certainty of selling, taking stress away and giving space for investment. 
- the buyer has a fair price as people book food together.
- regional products can compete with super market foreign bulk import, helping local economies.

Basically it is a mobile phone app to preorder 3-6-12 months ahead basic food for survival. I just post this for the "Food subscription + Food Insurance" concept, might be inspiring Book some Food. You can order a (piece of a) pig. Or certain amount of apples, cherish etc. This can be done directly to an offering farm. Or a local family shop. This pre-ordering has 3 primary benefits; - the farmer or market has certainty of selling, taking stress away and giving space for investment. - the buyer has a fair price as people book food together. - regional products can compete with super market foreign bulk import, helping local economies.

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We all know when one person in the family gets ill it impacts on the rest of the family and as individuals in the greater human family we all need to learn the basics - hygiene & nutrition.  My concept is that governmental agencies, world-wide, should ensure that their health information campaigns are accessible to all regardless of language.  Richer nations still have pockets of disadvantage that require information on maintaining health through hygiene & nutrition and simple steps that help disease prevention are universal.

We all know when one person in the family gets ill it impacts on the rest of the family and as individuals in the greater human family we all need to learn the basics - hygiene & nutrition. My concept is that governmental agencies, world-wide, should ensure that their health information campaigns are accessible to all regardless of language. Richer nations still have pockets of disadvantage that require information on maintaining health through hygiene & nutrition and simple steps that help disease prevention are universal.

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With 95% penetration, mobile phones are the most lucarative tool for information dissemination.
Design menu based expert system (using protocols like USSD) which gives authentic information on queries ranging from what do for infant's rehydration to STDs using a simple mobile interface (without requiring any specific apps or programs)
This can further be used to connect people (seeker with the knowledge giver) for a better "feel" of the service.

With 95% penetration, mobile phones are the most lucarative tool for information dissemination. Design menu based expert system (using protocols like USSD) which gives authentic information on queries ranging from what do for infant's rehydration to STDs using a simple mobile interface (without requiring any specific apps or programs) This can further be used to connect people (seeker with the knowledge giver) for a better "feel" of the service.

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A cost-effective architectural hub for socio-economic stimulation, health improvement and support using customized 20ft and 40ft ISO shipping containers . 

Empty ISO containers can provide a flexible method of architecture as a modular/prefab structure that is structurally strong and adaptable.

A cost-effective architectural hub for socio-economic stimulation, health improvement and support using customized 20ft and 40ft ISO shipping containers . Empty ISO containers can provide a flexible method of architecture as a modular/prefab structure that is structurally strong and adaptable.

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ARI is one of the companies in the US that has developed a technology for taking asbestos and converting into useful and recyclable minerals.

These minerals have value and there is a business opportunity here

People can sell asbestos from their roofs and get a good price for it.

For everyone who sells asbestos from the roofs, the company arranges for a contractor to build a non-asbestos roof.

ARI is one of the companies in the US that has developed a technology for taking asbestos and converting into useful and recyclable minerals. These minerals have value and there is a business opportunity here People can sell asbestos from their roofs and get a good price for it. For everyone who sells asbestos from the roofs, the company arranges for a contractor to build a non-asbestos roof.

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Caldas is a close-knit community.

The children know what's happening in relatives/friends/and their own household

Children go to school/seminars and learn things.

Let's give these children a voice, by facilitating their call to a relative/friend immediately after they learn a lesson

Caldas is a close-knit community. The children know what's happening in relatives/friends/and their own household Children go to school/seminars and learn things. Let's give these children a voice, by facilitating their call to a relative/friend immediately after they learn a lesson

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A very big development that's been happening in the Caldas Region is the springing up of Call Centers. 

Since most of the health problems that are happening  is because of a lack on information,it's important to spread that information as much as possible.

So, it would be a good idea to harness these call centers so they can call individual households, tell people a joke, and in/after the joke, tell them what they can do.

A very big development that's been happening in the Caldas Region is the springing up of Call Centers. Since most of the health problems that are happening is because of a lack on information,it's important to spread that information as much as possible. So, it would be a good idea to harness these call centers so they can call individual households, tell people a joke, and in/after the joke, tell them what they can do.

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At the core of most of the health issues Caldas is facing, is a lack of disseminating information

If the information necessary to maintain a good degree of health can be provided to the people of Caldas in an entertaining way, the problem can be solved.

From the festivals that happen in Caldas, it is pretty clear that the people there have a high appreciation for the arts and they really enjoy theater and drama.

The purpose of this venture is to provide an ecosystem for aspiring  LOCAL actors, directors, musicians and playwrights to be nurtured and trained and an opportunity for them to work on plays, that will be shown in different areas around caldas

All the necessary training and facilities can be provided to them to work on plays that have an entertainment value as well as a social message added to it

The end product will be real plays that will be staged around the department of caldas at different places all throughout the year.(corporations like danone can advertise in the plays)

At the core of most of the health issues Caldas is facing, is a lack of disseminating information If the information necessary to maintain a good degree of health can be provided to the people of Caldas in an entertaining way, the problem can be solved. From the festivals that happen in Caldas, it is pretty clear that the people there have a high appreciation for the arts and they really enjoy theater and drama. The purpose of this venture is to provide an ecosystem for aspiring LOCAL actors, directors, musicians and playwrights to be nurtured and trained and an opportunity for them to work on plays, that will be shown in different areas around caldas All the necessary training and facilities can be provided to them to work on plays that have an entertainment value as well as a social message added to it The end product will be real plays that will be staged around the department of caldas at different places all throughout the year.(corporations like danone can advertise in the plays)

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Calda's Weakness: health, poverty, malnutrition
Calda's strengths: nature, people, space, best COFFEE in the world! 

Medical Herbman Coffee project is something that I saw here in Japan done by a team of architects as a side project. Where they only use 2 containers, herbs, coffee stand set, and send this to different areas in Japan and Asia where these similar problems exist. 

What is Herbman? It is a herb made man in the floor, where each herb that is planted in his body, is meant to be good for that part of the body. It is both interesting to the eye, and also teaches children and adults about what is good for your body. 

Storyline:
Set up the Herbman to Caldas⇒Install coffee shop on the back⇒Make money with the sales⇒make a children's park with part of the sales⇒move the herbman to another region of Caldas

More details on Herbman here: http://bit.ly/herbman

Calda's Weakness: health, poverty, malnutrition Calda's strengths: nature, people, space, best COFFEE in the world! Medical Herbman Coffee project is something that I saw here in Japan done by a team of architects as a side project. Where they only use 2 containers, herbs, coffee stand set, and send this to different areas in Japan and Asia where these similar problems exist. What is Herbman? It is a herb made man in the floor, where each herb that is planted in his body, is meant to be good for that part of the body. It is both interesting to the eye, and also teaches children and adults about what is good for your body. Storyline: Set up the Herbman to Caldas⇒Install coffee shop on the back⇒Make money with the sales⇒make a children's park with part of the sales⇒move the herbman to another region of Caldas More details on Herbman here: http://bit.ly/herbman

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Currently, not only in Caldas, but also in many undeveloped countries, the adherence of patients, regardless of their income, to treatments is a challenge. One specific case is TB. Even being this disease a curable one, it has been impossible to eradicate, one of the causes being low adherence of people to long term treatments. Changing this will improve the healthcare status of the population, not only for infectious diseases, but also for chronic ones. It is a fact that despite the income, more and more people around the globe have a mobile phone. This devices have enough computing power to run small apps aimed to remember patients to take their meds.

Currently, not only in Caldas, but also in many undeveloped countries, the adherence of patients, regardless of their income, to treatments is a challenge. One specific case is TB. Even being this disease a curable one, it has been impossible to eradicate, one of the causes being low adherence of people to long term treatments. Changing this will improve the healthcare status of the population, not only for infectious diseases, but also for chronic ones. It is a fact that despite the income, more and more people around the globe have a mobile phone. This devices have enough computing power to run small apps aimed to remember patients to take their meds.

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