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Julie commented on A Trusted Network of Physical Hubs

I think this "walk-pooling" idea is a great one. One thing I would worry about, as a woman, is waiting by myself for others to arrive. The hubs would have to be placed in well-lit, populous areas; otherwise, it could exacerbate the problem.

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Julie commented on Solar Powered Street Lighting

This is a great idea that also has the potential to empower women--especially if the production/manufacture of the solar lights could happen at the community level and create jobs in the very cities where they would be installed. I'm not a techie, so I have no idea about the complexity of their manufacture, so it might be pie-in-the-sky to even ask this: Could the design of the solar lights could be simplified enough to be assembled in cottage industries? Women could assemble them in their homes or locally in their own neighborhoods. They could also do simple installations and earn extra free light kits for their neighborhoods.

This is a great idea that also has the potential to empower women--especially if the production/manufacture of the solar lights could happen at the community level and create jobs in the very cities where they would be installed. I'm not a techie, so I have no idea about the complexity of their manufacture, so it might be pie-in-the-sky to even ask if the design of the solar lights could be simplified enough to be assembled in cottage industries. They could also do simple installations and earn free lights for their neighborhoods.