Delivering simple solutions to reduce poverty in the last mile is at the core of Kopernik’s mission. Our projects achieve this in two ways:
First, our tech distribution projects source existing simple, yet impactful technologies and connect them with people in remote communities.
Second, our new experimental projects are small-scale, low-investment tests of simple ideas that have the potential to reduce poverty. We are initiating these projects because new solutions are needed to address persistent development challenges - solutions which engage new actors, use new approaches - or existing approaches in a new context - technologies as well as lessons from behavioural science that have the potential to deliver high social impact to address the stubborn challenges of poverty. If the results from the experimental projects are promising, we will then move to implementation at a larger scale. These projects are therefore an important step towards finding successful solutions that we hope will lead to eventual scale-up for maximum impact.
See our current projects, available for funding, below.
A community effort to continue distributing critical supplies to Mount Agung evacuees.51.9% of $65,919.00 funded
3M™ VFlex™ Particulate Respirator 8210 and 9105, N95
- Economical N95 disposable particulate respirator
- 3M proprietary filter media and V-shaped pleats helps make breathing easier
- Pleats flex with mouth movement while talking
Help connect water filters to people with disabilities in Karangasem, Indonesia, providing access to clean, safe drinking water.77.7% of $4,211.00 funded
Nazava Bening 2
- Eliminates bacteria, viruses, and parasites
- Fresh tasting water with no odour
- Easy to assemble and use
- Each ceramic candle filters 7,000 litres of water
We are experimenting with black soldier fly (BSF) larvae as an effective duck feed alternative.40.8% of $3,284.00 funded
Black Soldier Fly Larvae
- Rich with essential nutritional elements
- Efficent way to dispose of organic waste