Bon Voyage! The Pepper Eaters are off to Ethiopia…

The d.school’s new Social E Lab wishes Sam Hamner and Megan Kerins well, as they brave airport security to get their 10 Pepper Eater prototypes through the x-rays and on to Ethiopia, where they will be testing their devices.  The Pepper Eaters team consists of four former Extreme Affordability students, who have secured funding in order to further test and implement their solution.  The Pepper Eater is a device designed for women in Ethiopia that flakes and de-seeds red peppers.  Their device has vastly improved the processing of red peppers, which currently consists of women processing the peppers by hand, thus resulting in a huge health hazard.

You can follow the Pepper Eater team on their blog:  http://thepeppereater.wordpress.com/

Happy & safe travels!