Q&A Series #1: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Meet the female co-founder of a humanitarian relief nonprofit that builds 3D-printed parts in the field

USAID
USAID
Nov 13, 2017 · 4 min read
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Illustration by Daniel Vyshemirskyi for USAID
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Dara Dotz repairs a solar panel in St. Thomas, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which struck in September. “We worked on bringing power to those still left in the dark utilizing items found on the island — broken solar panels and old car batteries. We also taught locals how to do this, so that the community can spread this awareness and get power out to those who need it most.”

How did you come up with your innovation and how did you turn it into a nonprofit organization?

What struggles have you faced as a female entrepreneur?

What advice would you give to girls who dream of becoming entrepreneurs when they grow up?

What’s been the most gratifying part of this work to you personally?

What advice would you give institutions like USAID that want to help entrepreneurs like you to succeed?


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Stories of USAID’s Work from Around the World

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Stories of USAID’s Work from Around the World

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Written by

USAID

We advance U.S. natl. security & economic prosperity, demonstrate American generosity & promote self-reliance & resilience. Privacy: http://go.usa.gov/3G4xN

U.S. Agency for International Development

Stories of USAID’s Work from Around the World

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