Potters for Peace has been assisting in the production worldwide of a low-tech, low-cost, colloidal silver-enhanced ceramic water purifier (CWP). Originally designed in Guatemala in 1981 by Dr. Fernando Mazariegos (second picture at left) of the Central American Industrial Research Institute (ICAITI), the Ceramic Water Filter combines the filtration capability of ceramic material with the anti-bacteriological qualities of colloidal silver.
The MoneyMaker Hip Pump1 is unique. It was developed to create a lower cost and lighter weight, portable pump. It hit the stores in 2006.
Its unique pivoted design allows the operator to pump water using his or her arms, legs, and body weight in an easy-to-use rocking motion. More than 4,300 farmers in Kenya, Tanzania, and Mali are already using this pump. The Hip Pump retails for about US$35; it can be used to irrigate over an acre of land, and its users are earning an average annual profit of US$650
Jugaad cost around Rs. 40,000. They are known for having poor brakes and can not go beyond 40 kmh. They operate on diesel fuel and are just ordinary water pump sets converted into engine.
The brakes of these vehicles very often fail and one of the passengers jumps down and applies a manual wooden block as a brake. These vehicles do not have any vehicle registration plate as they are not registered with the Regional Transport Office (RTO). Hence, they end up not paying any road tax.