A life changing solar powered pearl millet thresher for sub-Saharan African women
We are developing a compact, solar powered device that threshes and winnows pearl millet. We collaborated on our design with women farmers in Niger. The women found it to be fast and efficient. Our thresher will enable women to produce more meals per day without the tremendous toll on their bodies. Our plan is to build 50 threshers to distribute for feedback prior to mass production. We believe this will improve the lives of women and increase food security in a vulnerable region of the world.
In our first CHASING GENIUS Challenge, we solicited ideas around three critical issues—environmental sustainability, global health, and feeding our growing population. View the winners and explore all ideas below.