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Kopernik in action:
15 June 2012
On the back of the success of the "Wine into Water" party that was held in October 2010, Kopernik supporters Adam and Ashleigh hosted another wine-themed fundraising event in Tokyo on Saturday, June 9th. The event raised JPY668,000 (US$8410) to support the Kopernik project Drinks are on me!, which aims to facilitate green technology adoption and create new business opportunities for poor women in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The previous event raised JPY660,000 to provide 54 units of Solvatten to a community in Uganda.
20 February 2012
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.
Kopernik in action:
26 December 2011
Dear friends of Kopernik, in some ways it was in Timor-Leste that it all began – the place where our international development careers started more than a decade ago and where inspiration for the Kopernik model took hold. One year ago, in late 2010, we went to Timor-Leste to assess how Kopernik might help the people we had known so well. We rode to the remote enclave of Oecusse, truly in the “last mile”, along dusty roads, in complete darkness. The majority of Timor-Leste – like most of Africa and much of Asia - is “off the grid,” and most people rely on kerosene for lighting.
04 October 2011
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Silver Spring Networks, who are funding a solar lighting project on Timor-Leste’s Atauro island. Working with Kopernik’s local partner Roman Luan, Silver Spring Network’s donation will allow us to distribute solar lanterns to 200 households on Atauro, benefitting more than 1,000 people. Located a three-hour boat ride from Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital, communities on Atauro do not have reliable access to water or electricity.
29 June 2011
Ahimsa Brands (Mauritius) Ltd., a restaurant operating business that is the franchisee for Le Pain Quotidien and Vapiano in India, is teaming up with Kopernik and sponsoring a project to deliver Driptech irrigation technology to poor farming communities in rural India. The project was initiated after a successful pilot study earlier this year and will be implemented over the next three months.