|Books can teach people:
* How to grow potatoes on barren land
* How to clean used water for reuse, reducing time spent fetching water
* How to sterilise water, reducing the huge toll of disease & death
* A wide range of skills for work
* How to make practical items to use & sell
* Reading skills
* Children's education
* How to make blankets from garbage, tackling deaths from hypothermia at night
* How to reduce cooking fuel use, saving people money & time
* How to make practical tools from scrap, making it possible to earn a living
...and much much more
The big deal about books is the multiplier effect. £1 spent on books that teach practical skills can yield many times that in resources in people's lives. £1 spent on the right books can yield £1000s of benefits in people's lives. The right books are a huge asset in the fight against poverty. The Multiplier effect
Many children are forced to forego even a basic education to help provide for the family.
Children's education is a very important part of Penny Library. Our educational materials are steadily growing to cover a wide range, from learning to read to the skills of making a living.
Education makes it possible to escape the poverty trap.
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|Upto 1% of our budget
is allocated to researching innovative methods to turn what is
available into useful resources.
One thing available aplenty in many countries is garbage. Much of our research focuses on the use of this free resource.
This research opens up new possibilities for people trying to survive, and ensures that practical books are based on proven fact & experience.
Our research embodies the multiplier effect too.