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Help get the Q-Drum – the rollable water container - into the hands of the women of Oecusse, East Timor.
In East Timor, half of the population does not have access to potable water. Many families live very far from a water source. Women and girls are tasked with collecting and carrying water for daily household use over very long distances sometimes more than six times per day. They currently carry the water in 5 litre plastic jerry-cans. This is a huge physical and time burden on the women.
The Q-Drums will be used as a pilot to introduce the women to this new product. They will be able to borrow and test the Q-Drums and see whether they prefer them to the current containers that they use. This pilot is intended to introduce a new product into the market and for the community to see for themselves how much less time and effort is required to transport water for household use. Centro Feto will also determine during this time what the market value of the Q-Drum will be (how much the community is willing to pay for it – likely this would be similar to the cost of the 5 litre jerry cans they currently use).
It is expected that up to 100 households will benefit from the introduction of the Q-Drum.
|Item||Explanation||Unit cost||Quantity||Cost USD||Cost ZAR|
|Product||Cost of the technology||65||30||1,999||14,700|
|Shipping||Cost of international shipping||3,196||23,500|
|Clearance and local duty||Based on the average clearance and local duty cost||1||400|
|Wire transfer fee||45||1||45|
|Contingency||For additional unforeseen clearance costs, local duty and other unforeseen expenditure||50||1||50|
|Paypal/other payment processing fee||3.3% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount||3.30%||188|
|Kopernik 5%||In order to cover due diligence cost that Kopernik conducts||294|
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies shipped for this project.
Centro Feto will deliver the products to the communities. Centro Feto will conduct community outreach and provide information and instruction on the benefits and use of the products.