Stories of change

Stories of Change aims to give readers and users/practitioners an opportunity to tell others about how your project went, what the successes and failures were and why. It is an area where you can highlight the information sources you found most useful or the organisations that you worked with. 

This will help other practitioners working in the area to learn through the lessons learned, providing useful information to be shared in different contexts when appropriate.

Tell us where you worked, who was involved, who benefited, what was the most rewarding and challenging elements of the work and how you overcame these difficulties. What lessons would you want to pass onto others? Click here to Share your experience.

Below are some of the stories we have received so far.

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Bicycle Trailers in Zambia

  • case study
  • English

This is a comprehensive case study in Zambia that used Practical Action's Bicycle Trailer Technical Brief.

Alison Noble, Published by VSO on 01/02/06

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Bio-Sand Filter Designs in Indonesia & Tanzania

  • case study
  • English

Stewart is a Scottish agricultural engineer living in Tasmania who undertook an ABV (Australian Business Volunteers)...

Stewart Brown, Published by Practical Action on 10/22/13

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Building Toilets in Nepal

  • case study
  • English

Raising awareness of health and hygiene through the use of a video produced by Ankhi Jhyal and building toilets.

Mani Karmacharya, Published by Practical Action Nepal on 01/01/09

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Cheese Making in Ayacucho, Peru

  • case study
  • English

Gabriel Reaño met with Danny Bautista Cisneros, who reported on improvements made in cheese production in Ayacucho.

Gabriel Reaño , Published by Practical Action on 09/21/11

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Cook Electric: The Ghandruk Experience

  • case study
  • English

This case study shows how micro-hydro can be used to provide electricity for cooking in Nepal.

Janet Bell, Published by Practical Action on 12/01/94

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Evaporative Cooling in Gambia

  • case study
  • English

This story of change explains the introduction of the pot in pot cooler in Gambia.

Qasid Safir, Humanity First, Published by Practical Action on 02/02/10

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Evaporative Cooling in India

  • case study
  • English

A case study from Indicorp describing the introduction of a domestic cooler.

Karthik Raman, Published by Indicorps on 01/02/07

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Food Processing in Parcona, Peru

  • case study
  • English

A few handbooks on making jams, yoghurt and fruit nectars were used help the Women's Association of Parcona develop...

Giannina Solari, Published by Soluciones Prácticas on 02/02/09

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Growing Food at Ultra-Low Cost Without Land

  • case study

Producing vegetables & fruit in rows of vertically hung bags provides food & income for individuals and small...

Mike Tomkinson - Accessible Edibles, Published by Practical Action on 06/12/14

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Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks in Kenya

  • case study
  • English

Through reading Andrew Okello of Kariobangi Light Industries in Nairobi has discovered a wealth of technologies and...

Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 02/24/12

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Joseph Muriuki of JMM Claystoves Production

  • case study
  • English

An example of a small-scale enterprise in Kenya.

Lydia Muchiri and Margaret Rukwaro , Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 10/22/13

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Knowledge Increases Potato Production

  • video
  • Nepali

Practical Answers is the Technical Information Service of Practical Action. It provides information on appropriate,...

Published by Practical Action Nepal on 04/07/14

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Leasehold Farmers Group Influences Locals

  • case study
  • English

Ram Lal Caudhary describes how he increased his range of crops and help him increase his income from his farm.

Published by Practical Action Nepal on 10/01/10

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Making Chocolate in Peru: The pleasure of Teaching

  • case study
  • English

Mirla Felices and Rosa García are teachers in different classrooms, but they both have the same determination and...

Published by Soluciones Prácticas on 10/22/13

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Mud Stoves in Kenya

  • case study
  • English

In this initiative, two technologies are combined: the energy saving jiko stove and smoke hood.

Margaret W. Rukwaro, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 01/20/12

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Nashetu-E-Maa; Building in Partnership with the Maasai

  • case study
  • English

This is the story of work by Practical Action on improving the housing of Maasai after permanent settlement...

Lucky Lowe, Published by Practical Action on 01/01/99

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New Variety of Rice Increases Production

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  • English

Abdus Salam, a farmer in Bangladesh, adopts the new BRRI Dhan-50 variety of rice to increase his production.

Published by Practical Action Bangladesh on 12/17/13

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Passion Fruit Cultivation - Yolanda Morales Growing Passion Fruit in Peru

  • case study
  • English

Farmers in Peru have introduced innovations in their farms by growing crops that formerly did not exist in the area.

Gabriel Reaño , Published by Soluciones Prácticas on 06/02/11

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Rainwater Harvesting in Uganda

  • case study
  • English

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

Andrew Herod, Published by DRIP Uganda on 02/01/09

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