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Emily Cummins, Young innovator

Age is not a precursor for success.  This an incredibly story from Emily Cummins, she came up with the idea for a solar powered fridge while working on a school project in her grandfather’s potting shed. The fridge is now improving the lives of thousands of poverty-stricken Africans.

Emily clearly shows that invention is not only the domain of men.  I’m amazed by the innovation and confidence of this young woman.  She has won

You can read this article about Emily here to find out how she has gone from strength to strength since filming this video.

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  1. […] Now that’s what we call a cool invention… And the coolest part of all? Instead of selling her smart design for millions of rands, Emily made the plans freely available to townships across Southern Africa. That means anyone can make and use her fridge, as long as they give her credit and don’t try to make any money from it. To watch a video of Emily, click here. […]