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.
Help connect Nazava water filters to people with disabilities in Karangasem, Indonesia, to provide safe drinking water.76.2% 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 modifying the previous solar dryer facility to improve the drying process for cacao to make it more cost-effective and faster.2.4% of $2,107.00 funded
- Faster than traditional methods of drying
- High capacity with storage shelving
- Protects produce from contamination from animals or wet weather
We want to develop an affordable solar lighting solution using locally available materials, training local people in the assembly and maintenance process0.0% of $9,418.00 funded
- Use a simple circuit
- Can be made from locally available components