This may be a “band-aid measure” but it's one that will likely save some lives.
Aside from inventing awesome sleeping bags for the homeless, this Irish girl is also helping some of these street dwellers earn some extra bucks.
Emily Duffy, 15 years old, understood what it was like to live on the streets of Dublin after trying to raise money for a charity that aims to help the homeless. One of her immediate realizations after that project was that cloth bags and cardboards were very impractical to use as sleeping bag because they were dirty, risky, and were often wet.
That eventually inspired her to invent what she later called the “Duffily Bags,” a highly-reflective fireproof and waterproof sleeping bag. It also has Velcro straps instead of zippers, making it easier for the user to get in and out of the bag.
The bags have attracted attention at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin where she recently showcased her invention.
Netizens all over the globe were quick to praise the project as well.
YouTube user Kathryn Fowlston commented:
“Great idea… I think this can help many people and be used in many situations… Good luck with the future endeavors.”
BrotherRog, on the other hand, left a comment saying:
“Bravo to this fine young person. This may be a “band-aid measure” but it’s one that will likely save some lives.”
The sleeping bags are now being produced by former homeless people at the Mendicity Institution and they are getting paid $10 an hour for the work.
Our hats are off for this remarkable teenager!
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