Kopernik connects simple, life-changing technology with the people who need it the most. We've reached more than 190,000 people to date. We'd love your help to reach many more.

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Sourcing Connecting Re-investing

How
Kopernik
Works

We balance a philanthropic and business approach to distributing technology. Your donation funds the upfront cost of sending technology to the last mile. When products are sold, we reinvest the money in more technology to reduce poverty.

How Kopernik Works Sourcing Connecting Re-investing Click on a section to see more information

Stage 01:
Sourcing

Sourcing Step 1
01 Kopernik sources the best technology designed for the developing world.
Sourcing Step 2
02 Last mile communities discover technology through our website, catalogue and technology fairs, and submit proposals for what they need the most.
Sourcing Step 3
03 We conduct due diligence, and publish projects on the Kopernik website to raise funds.

Stage 02:
Connecting

Connecting Step 1
04 Donors fund the upfront cost of sending technology to the last mile.
Connecting Step 2
05 When projects are fully funded, we ship the technology to our local partners.
Connecting Step 3
06 People can buy the technology at a locally affordable price through our local partners, paying in full or in instalments.

Stage 03:
Reinvesting

Re-investing Step 1
07 Our local partners repay the money from technology sales to Kopernik, and we reinvest it in more technology.
Re-investing Step 2
08 We work with our local partners to assess the impact of the technology, sharing photos and stories on our website and with donors.
Re-investing Step 3
09 We share feedback with technology producers, so they can continue to make the best technology for the developing world.
Donate to our projects

Let's make interactive educational toys available to Indonesian students in remote Kalimantan, to enhance the quality of education in rural areas.

5.7% complete
$51.46
$905.20
Benesse Mini Microscope, a scientific instrument for viewing small objects, is designed for kids
Benesse Mini Microscope
Educational Toy
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Connecting solar water purifiers with families who are exposed to water contaminated by stockpiles from a nearby mine in Uganda's Kasese district.

90.1% complete
$7,868.16
$8,737.00
Solvatten
Solvatten
Solar treating and water heating device
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We're continuing to light up the night in rural Kalimantan by connecting more safe, clean solar lights with families who have no access to electricity.

32.2% complete
$3,601.51
$11,176.00
The S300 features 4 brightness settings, providing up to 16 hours of bright light (100 hours on the bed light setting)
d.light S300
Solar lantern
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Videos
Light up Oecusse - a film by Lusse Cloutier (5:16)
Kopernik co-founder Ewa Wojkowska at TEDxJakarta (12:43)
Kopernik co-founder Toshi Nakamura at TEDxTokyo (9:00)
See how appropriate technology can have life-changing impact (2:51)
Kopernik serves the last mile - a film by Lusse Cloutier (0:26)
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