PHOTO:Emily Duffy, 16, from Limerick, Ireland, created a waterproof, fireproof sleeping bag for the homeless.

Sometimes you just look at something and wonder, ‘Could this be better?’”

That was teen Emily Duffy’s question when she started thinking about the living conditions of the homeless.

After researching the issue, then at age 15, the Irish schoolgirl in Limerick decided to create a high-tech sleeping bag for the homeless.A year after she first thought of the idea, the bag is now being made by homeless men in Dublin, in a workshop designed to help them get back into the workforce.

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