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Drones that Deliver

The use of drones to provide the basics for rural communities that lack the road infrastructure to access resources.

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Drones are not longer simply used as a form of military defence. They are increasingly accesable and have various different uses. Building upon the reasearch 'water vaccine and work', this idea solves two of the core problems presented by this research, that is accessability to water and vaccines. The research suggests that access to these basics is essential in early childhood development.

This idea proposes that drones are used to deliver these essentials to rural communities that would otherwise not have access to, or the limited access would be timely and costly.

http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/307900/beyond-warfare-12-non-lethal-uses-for-drones

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

Children in rural communities the cannot easily access water or vaccines without extensive travels.

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

Partnerships and funding are the key factors to consider with any form of assistance. This begins with a partner with the funding to provide these communities with the resources that they need, from food/water to vaccines and learning supplies. Secondly the price of basic drones has continued to drop over the last year, meaning that funding for drones would be dramatically lower in the future, making them more accessible and viable as a transport option.

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use technology to learn more rural communities and how to help them and their needs is very important. Most developed countries should learn from this to put in operation.

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