Start Up Technology Sales in Aceh, Indonesia

Expanding our technology agent training to women in North Aceh so they can start selling life-changing technology in their communities.

Nazava Bening 1
Water Filter
  • 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
Nazava Bening 1

This project has been fully funded.
Thank you to all who contributed.

Nazava Bening Small
Water Filter
  • 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
Nazava Bening Small

This project has been fully funded.
Thank you to all who contributed.

Nazava Bening XL
Water Filter
  • 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
Nazava Bening XL

This project has been fully funded.
Thank you to all who contributed.

d.light S10
Solar lantern
  • A bright and durable replacement for kerosene lanterns
  • Comes with an integrated solar panel and multiple-setting handle
  • Extremely flexible and convenient to use
d.light S10 has a multiple setting handle that can be adjusted as needed

This project has been fully funded.
Thank you to all who contributed.

d.light S20
Solar lantern
  • Integrated solar panel for simple and easy recharging
  • Provides 360-degree space lighting or focused light 
  • Much brighter, safer, and more efficient than a kerosene lamp
  • Two-year warranty & lifespan of 5+ years
d.light S20

This project has been fully funded.
Thank you to all who contributed.

d.light S300
Solar lantern
  • Up to 16 hours of bright light or 100 hours on the bed light setting
  • Much brighter, safer, and more efficient than a kerosene lamp
  • Two-year warranty & lifespan of 5+ years
  • Also charges mobile phones
The S300 features 4 brightness settings, providing up to 16 hours of bright light (100 hours on the bed light setting)

This project has been fully funded.
Thank you to all who contributed.

Challenge: 

Women hold the key to sustainable development because they spend more of their extra income than men on items that benefit families, such as education, nutrition, healthcare and sanitation. Research has shown that women's work is associated with reduced poverty and faster growth. However women in North Aceh have few economic opportunities. Early childhood teachers are essentially volunteers, receiving only a nominal sum each month, equivalent to a few dollars. 

How we can help: 

We're offering early childhood teachers an opportunity to increase their income, by training them in business skills and technology maintenance, so that they can sell life-saving technologies in their communities. By participating in basic sales, marketing and accounting training, they will gain practical skills and confidence to sell simple technologies on consignment, supplementing their income.

Who are we working with: 

We're helping women who volunteer as early childhood teaching assistants at schools in North Aceh, a regency in the province of Aceh, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Despite a massive influx of aid dollars after the 2004 tsunami, Aceh remains one of Indonesia's poorest provinces.

Distribution: 

We will work with Semai Benih Bangsa and Indonesia Heritage Foundation to offer technology agent training to early childhood teachers. After conducting technology fairs to work out which technologies are most in demand, we will make the technologies available to the women to sell on consignment.

Project timeframe: 
January - December 2013
Location :
Reaching 2160 people
Funding Information: 

We are grateful to ExxonMobil for funding this project. We will publish a detailed budget breakdown at the conclusion of this phase of the project, in December 2013.

Local Partner Contribution: 

Indonesia Heritage Foundation will assist with training.

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost Amount
TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET
$25,000.00
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.