Alfredo Moser’s invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity – using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach. – BBC News
The whole project began out of a simple idea. The people in his neighborhood had a problem with frequent blackouts, and he wanted to come up with something that would improve their quality of life. Now, the project has really taken off, and people in many other countries have begun installing the Moser lamps in their homes. It helps them save on electricity costs, which thus allows them to spend the money on more essential items for their family.
Questions for research (250 words minimum):
1) Do a quick search on Google for “social entrepreneur.” Write a 100-word summary of your findings: what are some things that social entrepreneurs have done for their community? Remember to include the link to the website.
2) Do you know any social entrepreneurs in your immediate community? If not, search Google for social entrepreneurs in Singapore. Briefly mention one. (50 words)
3) What are some social problems in your home community? What do you think can be done about them? (100 words)
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