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Stories of Change

Our Stories of Change aim to give readers and practitioners a glimpse into the experiences of those who have used Practical Action’s information and services to help them in their projects.

The stories provide an ideal opportunity for other practitioners working in the area to see first-hand the lessons learned, and to pass on and use this knowledge appropriately.

You can Share your Experience here, and tell others about how your project went, what were the successes and failures, the rewards and challenges, and the lessons you would pass on to others.


Bio-Sand Filter Designs in Indonesia & Tanzania

Stewart is a Scottish agricultural engineer living in Tasmania who undertook an ABV (Australian Business Volunteers) assignment in Jakarta and Tanzania to introduce and organise the manufacture

Brown, Stewart, Published by Practical Action on 2014/10/17

Cook Electric - The Ghandruk Experience

It describes the experiences from Ghandruk that how micro-hydro can help rural communities to use the power for electric cooking to save

Janet Bell, Published by Nepal on 2014/10/14

Growing Food at Ultra-Low Cost Without Land

Producing vegetables & fruit in rows of vertically hung bags provides food & income for individuals and small cooperatives. In arid climates it uses very much less water than land based crops

Mike Tomkinson, Published by Practical Action on 2014/10/11

Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks - a story of change

Using Practical Action's technical information, Andrew from Nairobi is developing many new enterprises using locally available resources. His most recent is the development of

Margaret Rukwaro, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

Joseph Muriuki of JMM Claystoves Producers

This document describes how a business was developed by Joseph Muriuki with training from GTZ and Practical

Joseph Muriuki, Published by Kenya on 2014/10/9

Leasehold Farmers Group Influences Locals

An example of the way successful projects can influence people not directly involved in the

Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

Podcasting Empowering Gwanda Communities

Podcasting has been implemented with participation from a multitude of local stakeholders in the Gwanda district of

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published by Practical Action Southern Africa on 2014/09/10

Rainwater Harvesting in Uganda

The basic goal of the DRIP Project is to promote a cheap and effective way of harvesting rainwater as a means of relieving food

Andrew Herod, Published by DRIP Uganda on 2014/08/29

Rocket Stoves Options

Prior to a visit to a part of Tanzania where fuel wood is scarce, Stuart Brown conducted extensive research into wood burning stoves and concluded that a rocket stove could be an attractive

Brown, Stewart, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

Women Alpaca-Raisers complete their studies at the Kamayoq School

The Kamayoq school is where dozens of people have to opportunity to acquire technical expertise in activities, like raising livestock or growing crops in

Published by Soluciones Prácticas on 2014/10/13

ज्ञान मार्फत आलु उत्पादनमा वृद्धि ।

यो भिडियो सफलताको कथा प्राविधिक ज्ञान सेवाका एक जना लाभान्वित महिला गंगा कुमारी भुजेलको हो, जसमा ज्ञान प्राप्त गर्नाले खेती क्षमता र उत्पादनमा अभिवृद्धी भएको देखाइएको छ

Practical Action Nepal, Published on 2014/09/10

সব্জি চাষে সাফল্য

A story of vegetable production in

Published by Bangladesh on 2014/09/10


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