Life on a tropical island in Southeast Asia might conjure up an illusion of being idyllic. But for the millions on this island who live on only $2 per day, the struggle for survival can be overwhelming. In order to augment rural incomes, our team has developed technologies and processes to make dried fruit slices. The quality of the dried fruit has improved, total production costs have dropped, and total productivity has increased. Because of our efforts, the product has found a place on supermarket shelves. But more work remains!