In memory of Paul Polak


Last month, we received the news of the passing of Paul Polak, an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience supporting the underserved. We send our condolences to his loved ones, and hope that his legacy lives on for the community that works on creating a more sustainable world.

For many years, Paul worked on developing and selling products that were cheap, durable and usable for people at the base of the pyramid. He also supported us during the creation of The Appropedia Foundation, for which we are deeply grateful to him. We feel honored to have him as an ally of our work.

A couple of years ago Lonny had the opportunity to record a series of interviews with Paul, speaking about his experience alleviating poverty through appropriate technology. Watch the interview below:

–Emilio Velis

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