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Freelance Graphic Designer/Art Director
"Stop thinking. Start doing."
I am a freelance graphic designer specializing in package design and print. I am also the Social Media Champion for the Healthy Lives Challenge. Throughout the course of the challenge I will be contributing research, adding ideas and bridging the conversation between twitter, Facebook and OpenIDEO. I became interested in OpenIDEO and the Healthy Lives challenge because I love the idea of sourcing knowledge from a broad base and healthy lives are productive and happy lives. We all deserve this!
I love the idea of a more affordable and comfortable way to transport water. One thing I've been cautioned about by an Indian friend is not to take away the women's opportunity to leave the house (although cutting the travel time was ok.)
The reason was this: while the women are in the home they are being tugged at constantly by children and husbands with demands on their time. Time saved by bringing water closer (or in-house) would likely not be spent as uninterrupted study time. It will most likely be spent tending to the needs of others.
One idea might be to make the water destination serve two purposes - 1. to get water and 2. to be educated in some way. Fetching water may be the women's only time to be with themselves or their own thoughts.