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Saving lives is easy.LifeStraw® Personal from Vestergaard Frandsen has been nominated by Time magazine as the best invention and by Forbes as one of the ten things that will change the way we live.

Half of the world’s poor suffer from waterborne disease, and nearly 6,000 people – mainly children – die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water. LifeStraw® Personal is a portable water purifier that can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean drinking water. It’s been around since 2005. It’s a lifesaver. Literally. I’m not sure which impoverished areas of this world are fortunate enough to benefit from LifeStraw® Personal, however there are opportunities to donate LifeStraw® Personal through several organizations. Here they are:

Donate through IMA
Your donation will supply LifeStraw® to help stem the spread of Cholera in eastern DRCongo

Donate through Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
(For US dollar donations)

Donate through Rotary Club of Menorca, Spain
(for International currency contribution)

Donate through Rotary Club of Brynmawr, UK

Staple Free Stapler

I’m always fascinated by the small stuff. The invention of the paper clip, the rubber band, the stapler. These small beauties play an important role in our lives. Daily. So imagine my excitement when I came across this staple-free stapler! Wow! No more tiny metal things getting stuck in the stapler or your hand when you try and remove them from a set of now damaged papers because the staple didn’t go all the way through. This is a symbol of world change! The staple-free stapler simply makes a little incision and folds the corner of the pages neatly through the cut. Brilliant!