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Delivering simple solutions to reduce poverty in the last mile is at the core of Kopernik’s mission. Our projects achieve this in two ways:

First, our tech distribution projects source existing simple, yet impactful technologies and connect them with people in remote communities.

Second, our new experimental projects are small-scale, low-investment tests of simple ideas that have the potential to reduce poverty. We are initiating these projects because new solutions are needed to address persistent development challenges - solutions which engage new actors, use new approaches - or existing approaches in a new context - technologies as well as lessons from behavioural science that have the potential to deliver high social impact to address the stubborn challenges of poverty. If the results from the experimental projects are promising, we will then move to implementation at a larger scale. These projects are therefore an important step towards finding successful solutions that we hope will lead to eventual scale-up for maximum impact.

See our current projects, available for funding, below.

 

5 projects matched your search

Light Up Kailali, Nepal Two

Let’s connect more renewable and safe sources of light to help local women become solar entrepreneurs in Kailali District, Nepal.

54.5% of $7,245.00 funded
In this second phase of the project, Empower Generation has identified an impressive woman, Chhaya Devkota, to be the lead entrepreneurs
In this second phase of the project, Empower Generation has identified an impressive woman, Chhaya Devkota, to be the lead entrepreneurs
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d.light S2

Solar lantern

  • Affordable solar lights
  • Weather resistant for sun and rain
  • Adjustable to any surface

Increasing Farmer Food Security and Incomes: Grain Storage Solutions Two

We are conducting a second experiment to test the effectiveness of several storage solutions to reduce crop losses.

28.8% of $1,040.00 funded
Two of the major food crops in East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia are sorghum and maize. Photo: Maria Loretha
Two of the major food crops in East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia are sorghum and maize. Photo: Maria Loretha
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Hermetic Bags/Airtight Drums

Grain Storage Solutions

  • Protects crops from weevils and rats 
  • Airtight to prevent moisture damage
  • Affordable solutions for smallholder farmers

Increasing Farmer Incomes: Solar Drying Solutions Two

We will build a new solar dryer to improve current cashew processing methods for a  farming cooperative in Ile Padung village, Flores.

14.8% of $3,135.00 funded
We will build a new solar dryer to improve current cashew processing methods for a  farming cooperative in Ile Padung village, Flores. Photo: Abdul Rachman
We will build a new solar dryer to improve current cashew processing methods for a farming cooperative in Ile Padung village, Flores. Photo: Abdul Rachman
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K-Dryer

Solar Dryer

  • Faster than traditional methods of drying
  • High capacity with storage shelving
  • Protects produce from contamination from animals or wet weather

Improving Processing Technologies: Forest Honey Filter One

We are testing a custom-built honey filter, assisting honey farmers to extract forest honey efficiently on-site.

11.9% of $1,586.00 funded
Traditionally, honey farmers use a number of tools which are difficult to carry into the forest
Traditionally, honey farmers use a number of tools which are difficult to carry into the forest
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K-Honey Filter

Forest Honey Filter

  • Made from locally available material
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
K-Filter: lightweight, easy, and compact tool to filter forest honey

Providing Better Access: DIY Solar Lanterns One

We want to develop an affordable solar lighting solution using locally available materials, training local people in the assembly and maintenance process

1.3% of $9,418.00 funded
One of the project site, Kelitu village in Central Aceh regency
One of the project site, Kelitu village in Central Aceh regency
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K-solar circuit

solar light

  • Use a simple circuit
  • Can be made from locally available components 
  • Affordable