Start up technology sales in East Flores, Indonesia
Phase Two

Making clean technology available to people in East Flores, Indonesia by creating micro-business opportunities for vulnerable women, helping them to move out of poverty. We raised funds for this project's water filters through our 'Drinks are on Me!' campaign.

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.

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 S250
Solar lantern
  • Dual purpose solar light and solar mobile charger
  • Its bright white light illuminates a room similarly to a 3 to 5 Watt CFL lamp
  • Provides 10 times more light than a kerosene lantern
d.light S250 provides 10 times more light than a kerosene lantern

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

Challenge: 

One in eight Indonesian households are headed by women, but national law states that a man must fill this role. Without formal recognition as a household head, women cannot access Indonesia's poverty alleviation programs, such as free health care, cash transfers and rice subsidies. They can't even get birth certificates for their children. Many are widows, survivors of violence, or abandoned wives, who typically support up to six children and relatives.

How we can help: 

We have partnered with PEKKA to train the women in their women's groups as independent technology agents to sell simple, eco-friendly technologies in their communities. Once they make a sale, they earn a commission, repay Kopernik for the cost of the products and replenish their inventory. Kopernik reinvests these funds in purchasing more technology to benefit more women’s groups.

The women will participate in a simple maintenance and care training program that will enable them to provide ongoing support and product maintenance to their customers.

The technology agent program will allow the women to earn much needed regular income, one of the most effective anti-poverty measures, without having to take on debt or risk. It will also bring other significant yet less tangible benefits – newfound confidence in themselves and respect within their communities, as they become agents of innovative technology and agents of change.

In the first phase of this project, we introduced water filters, solar lights and clean cookstoves to East Flores. Our technology agents have repaid the cost of the technology they received on consignment, and we are reinvesting that money in sending more solar lights and water filters to East Flores, while also raising funds to fulfil their requests for even more technology.

Who are we working with: 

We are helping vulnerable women to earn much-needed regular income, and at the same time make simple, life-changing technology more widely available in the community.

Our technology agents include divorced women, widows, single or unmarried women, housewives with disabilities or a permanently ill husband, and married women abandoned by their husbands.

Distribution: 

We will ship the technologies to two sub-districts on Adonara Island in the district of East Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia. From the delivery points, our local partner, PEKKA, will connect the technology with their members who have joined our technology agent program. The technology agents will sell the technologies in their communities.

Project timeframe: 
January - December 2013
Location :
Reaching 3180 people
Local Partner Contribution: 

Through a consignment and maintenance program, PEKKA will be contributing fully to this campaign with repayments over time. The women in PEKKA groups will become technology agents and sell the products in their communities, earning a commision from every sale, repaying Kopernik for the cost of the products and replenishing their inventory. 

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - Nazava Bening 1
Cost of technology including shipping
$17.00
276
$4,692.00
Product - Nazava Bening Small
Cost of technology including shipping
$13.00
144
$1,872.00
Product - d.light S10
Cost of technology including shipping
$17.00
96
$1,632.00
Product - d.light S250
Cost of technology including shipping
$35.00
120
$4,200.00
Product - Nazava filter candles
Replacement filters
$7.00
100
$700.00
Product - Nazava filter taps
Replacement filter taps
$1.00
60
$60.00
Wire transfer fee
$45.00
2
$90.00
Paypal/other payment processing fee
3.3% based on average project size and average donation amount
$504.00
Kopernik 10%
Covers Kopernik's project support costs
$1,528.00
TOTAL
$15,278.00
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.