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Watch How One Man Took the Internet to 60,000 People in Rural Nepal

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This is Mahabir Pun. Fed up with the fact that he had to hike for two days whenever he wanted to check his email, he decided to connect his home town of Nangi to the Internet. This video explains how he did it.


Produced by Clemens Purner, the video describes how Pun struggled, and succeeded, in the face of criticism and lack of hardware to build a wireless network in rural Nepal. In the process, he’s raised the region’s standards of health, education and prosperity—as well as its ability to send email. It’s a wonderful and inspiring video, that’s well worth a watch.



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Go Hawkeyes

I really want to say something snarky or make an offensive joke. But after watching that video I just can’t. This man is incredible and should be an inspiration to us all. This man has almost singlehandedly transformed his community into a better place to live and has given the youth there a chance to make something of themselves and not live a life of poverty. How many of us can honestly say that we’ve greatly improved the lives of 60k people?