Start up technology sales in East Java, Indonesia
Phase One

Making simple technology affordable and accessible to communities in Bojonegoro, by creating micro-enterprise opportunities for women.

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 completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.

Prime Square Fuelwood
Biomass Cookstove
  • Fast cooking thanks to stable, high heat
  • Uses up to 80% less wood than a traditional three-stone fire
  • Durable but lightweight & easy to transport
 The Prime Square Fuelwood Cookstove

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.


The poverty level is high and the level of women's empowerment is low in Bojonegoro, East Java. There is a direct link. 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.

How we can help: 

We're creating economic opportunities for women in Bojonegoro by offering the training and resources for them to become independent technology agents. We'll introduce simple, life-changing technologies that they can sell in their communities. The women will learn all about how to use and maintain the technology, so they can share their knowledge with customers and offer after-sales support. The women will develop the skills they need to become independent technology agents by participating in basic sales, marketing and accounting training. They can then request water filters and biomass stoves on consignment, and earn a commission from every sale, boosting their income to support their families.

Who are we working with: 

We're helping women living in poverty in Bojonegoro, a inland regency located west of the city of Surabaya, on the Indonesian island of Java. A region traditionally dependent on farming and forestry, many people still live in poverty, especially in the southern part of the regency where the soil is less fertile. As our technology agents start up technology sales in their communities, many people will benefit from access to simple, life-changing innovations. 


Working with our local partner, Farabi, we will introduce the technologies to selected villages and invite women to participate in our technology agent training. The women will then take charge of selling the technology in their communities.

Project timeframe: 
January - December 2011
Location :
Reaching 1775 people
Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Amount
Product - Nazava Bening 1、Prime Square
Cost of the technology, including shipping cost
team leader, administrator, facilitator
shipping, communication, traveling
focus group, marketing, teaching materials
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.