Photos: the 2007 UK Finalists
AID Foundation, PhilippinesRam pumps bring running water to hillside villages
Before the AID foundation installed ram pumps villagers had to fetch and carry water up steep slopes.
Thanks to ram pumps installed by AID foundation children enjoy a better quality of life with plentiful supplies of clean water.
BIOTECH, IndiaTurning food waste into cooking gas
Centre for Rural Technology, NepalUpgraded water mills in the Himalayas
Daxu, ChinaEfficient stoves that use wood or crop residues
Some Daxu stoves also come with a back boiler, bringing running hot water and central heating to rural families, for the first time.
The Daxu stove's two hotplates allow a stir-fry dish and steamed rice to be cooked at the same time.
Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, BangladeshSolar power on boats serves waterside communities
One of Shidhulai's boat libraries visits a remote village in Raishahi, Bangladesh. Electricity on boats is generated by solar PV.
SKG Sangha, IndiaBiogas plants provide cooking and fertiliser
Mrs Munithayamamma mixing biogas slurry to make high quality fertiliser in Hermarlahalla village. The plant was supplied by SKG Sangha.