Country: IndonesiaFocus: Food ProcessingPartner: IBEKAStatus: Handed to Partner

iNut

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Partner: IBEKA

The iNut device allows women in rural Indonesia to process candlenuts with less physical effort and time than the tool commonly used today.  Candlenuts are grown widely, but their economic value is limited by the difficulty of processing.  The iNut uses a foot-powered slingshot to break as many as five nuts at once while minimizing damage to the nutmeat.  The iNut, which can be manufactured locally for less than $25, will make it easier women to turn their candlenuts into income and, ultimately, a brighter future.