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The Pepper Eater: Processing Chili Peppers in Rural Ethiopia

The Pepper Eater is a simple tool that dramatically improves pepper processing by decreasing the negative health effects of traditional processing methods and increases income earning potential.

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January 31, 2013
Counting Down to Pilot Production

Closing another learning loop through user testing while preparing for pilot production with new manufacturing partners

December 19, 2012
Prototype testing in Ethiopia

Ethiopian pepper producers are evaluating the Pepper Shredder in Ethiopia

December 15, 2012
User Testing & Measuring Efficiency in Awassa, Ethiopia

Roger Wilson, project leader for the Pepper Shredder, is currently working in Ethiopia and shares some of his stories from user testing and demonstrations in Awassa.

December 03, 2012
The manufacturing dilemma

It’s a delicate line we must balance: produce a Pepper Shredder in Ethiopia that is affordable for enterprises in impoverished communities, but still sturdy and reliable enough to have a lasting impact.

November 15, 2012
Pepper Shredder Gets a Redesign

The pepper shredder redesign embodies CTI’s core philosophy of integrating the feedback from users of our devices (like farmers and women who process peppers) with the design expertise of our volunteer and staff engineers.

July 10, 2012
The Pepper Eater: Processing Chili Peppers in Rural Ethiopia

The Pepper Eater is a simple product that dramatically improves pepper processing for women in rural Ethiopia by increasing their income potential and decreasing the negative health effects of traditional methods.