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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:07 AM

Amazing machines for the world's poorest farmers!

http://www.thefullbellyproject.org


Our vision is to support the improvement of economic possibilities for people in global communities.

Full Belly is about as small as you can find: Two staff and a gaggle of determined volunteers.

Our BBC World Challenge recognition was like the week-end film makers getting the Oscar nomination. It was a global spotlight on the strange idea that factories can come in cartons and precision machine parts can be made in the backyard of any mud hut. For the world's poorest farmers, efficiency is the ladder to prosperity and we try to make our machines the first step on that ladder. For Full Belly, the nomination was the first step to the possibility of making this happen around the world. We were very honored.

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Gravity Pump (see more projects at link)




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NCcoast Oct 2012 #4
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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:10 AM

1. I'm getting a 404 Error message

from your link. I'm VERY interested.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:15 AM

2. thanks, fixed!

I saw a news story about this and checked it out. I am inspired and impressed. Check out some of the other machines also!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:25 AM

3. Some neat ideas there.

 

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 12:12 PM

4. I work with this outfit!

I just check our website and was surprised to see most of the traffic today was coming from a place called democraticunderground.com. Thanks for the post G_j. How did you discover the Full Belly Project?

An ABC affliliate in Asheville just did a story on this pump which you can watch here:

Gravity pump

Here are a few videos about our other designs.

This is Jock Brandis' most famous design. It's a nut sheller that costs very little to make, will last for 35 years, and allows one person to shell as many peanuts in one hour as it used to take 5 people all day to do. Providing a great source of protein while enriching the soil.

The Universal Nut Sheller

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Here's a great pump that can be built and repaired anywhere using old truck inner tubes for baffles.

The Rocker Pump



AND!!! We have a television series in development!

Replan It with Jock Brandis




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Response to NCcoast (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:00 PM

7. yes it was the story on WLOS about the gravity pump

that led me to your website. Simply awesome, beauty is surely found in simplicity.

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Response to NCcoast (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:23 PM

8. thanks

facinating videos!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 12:46 PM

5. I just spent some time on the website. Great innovation

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:05 PM

6. Wonderful story to read. Thanks for posting.

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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 06:56 AM

9. k

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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:24 PM

10. --

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