We've Just Turned Two!
It’s been just two years since we launched Kopernik and during this time we have directly reached 63,000 people in 11 countries with life-changing technology. The demand for the products and services we offer is bigger than we anticipated and we have only just begun to realize our potential for big and bold impact.
When we first started Kopernik we were so excited about all the different technology that had the potential to truly improve people’s lives. However, we soon realized that the technology itself is only one part of the equation. Technology, if it doesn’t reach those who need it, is not going to have any impact. And without effective distribution mechanisms, the technology has no chance of reaching those it was intended for.
Central to our philosophy at Kopernik is that we view the poor communities we work with as our customers and we want them to be satisfied. This means constantly asking for their feedback and rating of the technology, which we then publicly share – be it good or bad - on our website – Amazon.com style. This way, Kopernik is creating a vibrant technology marketplace for the developing world, where promising innovations will be further promoted, by virtue of customer satisfaction.
We’re only two and have a lot to learn, but we’re constantly striving to figure out how to best solve the fundamental distribution challenges in the last mile and get many more technologies to people who need them. We are excited to share our achievements with you in this, our second Annual Report.