Yesterday evening, during the opening night of Design Like You Give a Damn LIVE 2013, three entities were recognized as the 2013 honorees of the Curry Stone Design Prize. Each entity was awarded $40,000 along with a beautiful short film featured on Curry Stone’s relaunched website. A fourth, first-of-its-kind Curry Stone Vision Award was conferred and designated with its own film. The first of four films that we will share in the coming days profiles Proximity Designs. The co-founders, Debbie Aung Din and Jim Taylor, share the story of their first product, the Red Rhino, an irrigation pump that has helped over 25,000 farmers in Myanmar.
Proximity Designs is a sustainable development group that works to improve the lives of the rural poor in Myanmar. The nonprofit boosts agricultural productivity by designing, producing, and distributing affordable equipment for people living on less than $2 a day. Proximity’s products—pedal-powered irrigation pumps, gravity-fed drip irrigation systems, and portable water storage tanks—help reduce daily hardships like hauling tons of water.
Click here to view Proximity Designs’ award profile and video, online at CurryStoneDesignPrize.com