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.
We are testing an affordable solar water desalination technology to provide access to freshwater in the remote islands of Indonesia.58.8% of $3,791.00 funded
- Produces safe, high quality potable water from any source
- Converts waste brine into drinking water and valuable fractionalised salts
- Easy maintenance, optimum performance and efficient energy recovery
Help connect Nazava water filters to people with disabilities in Karangasem, Indonesia, to provide safe drinking water.39.0% of $1,967.00 funded
Nazava Bening 2
- 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
We are testing the use of reusable menstrual hygiene pads and their link to an increase in girls' school attendance in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.13.0% of $1,887.00 funded
- Wide design suitable to wear during the day
- Adjustable snaps