Seeding Labs ( http://www.seedinglabs.org/ ) reclaims and refurbishes laboratory equipment from universities, hospitals and biotechnology companies in order to equip talented scientists and clinicians living and working in the developing world.
Seeding Labs was founded in 2002 by graduate students at Harvard Medical School to address this lack of infrastructure. Since then, they have shipped over $300,000 worth of equipment to labs on three continents, with a total budget of under $10,000.Their clients have gotten real results with equipment that was otherwise destined for a storage unit or a landfill.
You can help them get 10 000 dollars by voting for them here (you can vote only once a day):
"With $10,000 we could collect and distribute equipment worth over $400,000. We already have worthy recipients waiting for us: students at a brand new medical school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (where there are only 4000 doctors for a country 4 times the size of Texas!), and biochemistry researchers in Chile whose entire department burned down at the beginning of December. "