Thanks Amaidi ... really interesting issue. We are focussed here on social tech - so any thoughts on how that enables international engagement with less of a footprint?
Have you started a Facebook group?
Hi Amaidi - seen this one?
"Sriram Bharatam, founder and CEO, Iridium Interactive, an internet consultancy firm based in Hyderabad, runs a non-profit called Cause an Effect Foundation. Last week, the foundation installed a water treatment facility in a village near Hyderabad. Bharatam, who was in the village to oversee the operations, started tweeting and updating his Facebook status message about what he saw there -- the villagers, their culture and the curiosity they showed in the project.
"Within a few hours, close to 100 people on his network responded, says Bharatam. "Initially, the comments were about how great the project was. Then, a few started asking more serious questions such as 'What is reverse osmosis?'. I started getting into the details like the chlorine levels in the water which can cause disability, and that it takes Rs2 lakh to install a water treatment unit. It was then that five people came forward to donate money. In one day, I inspired these five people to give around Rs10 lakh."