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Sustainable Fuel Consulting - Timor-Leste

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The rocket stove aims to address multiple issues across health, quality of life and environmental sustainability.

Environmental Sustainability – Deforestation is an issue across the globe and residential use of wood for cooking is a large contributor to the cutting down of trees in developing countries. Removal of trees reduces the Earth’s capacity to process the carbon dioxide released from human activity. Additionally, this “stored” carbon is then released when combusted. Carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide is released in the burning of wood – when inefficient combustion occurs, black carbon is emitted. Black carbon is one of the top contributors to global warming.

Health – Respiratory issues associated with cooking are estimated to result in over 4.3 million deaths per year. Current methods of burning fuels for cooking are inefficient, cause a lot of smoke and production of harmful gases.

Quality of life – The smoke from inefficient combustion also results in significant discomfort during cooking, causing itchy eyes, coughing and carbon (soot) on the walls and roof.

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Fuel I The focus for Fuel I this month was to develop and validate credit plans, explore surrounding districts and begin an investigation into Social Consulting as a pathway in Timor.  In establishing the credit plans, Fuel I developed the sales process including creating contracts, a sales pitch, and the CRM. Based on surveys in Dili from early December, the $75 price point was the biggest block. To counteract this, Fuel I created the 3 credit plans. With these plans Fuel I approached...

by Emily Collins
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Emily Collins
Adopted Experiment

[PROPOSED EXPERIMENT]: Channels - Sales Partnership - Fuel I Timor-Leste December 2019 Lean phase:  Channels Assumption: We can engage enough organisations willing to make consistent bulk (10 or more) purchases of our stoves to justify a bulk order of 100 stoves from the manufacturer.  Time box:  4 weeks (January), or until at least 10 organisations are engaged Success Metric: • % of organisations who agree to consecutive bulk purchases • Quantity of stoves ordered per...

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by kelly jones
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kelly jones
Adopted Experiment

[PROPOSED EXPERIMENT]: Revenue Streams - Testing Credit Plans for Agent’s Use - Fuel I Timor-Leste December 2019 Lean phase:  Revenue streams  Assumption:  That sales agents can use the credit plans to sell our stoves.  Time box: 4 weeks (February) Success Metric: How many stoves are successfully sold by Sales Agents using Credit Plans (this means they need the contract signed and documented to PEV as well as the receipt - success of this experiment does not include the...

by Giles Barnes
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Giles Barnes
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Lean phase:   Revenue streams Assumption:   Customers will be less likely to default where there is an incentive involved, in this case the extension of the warranty on the stove.  Time box:   Estimated time box until the end of February (2 months - 3 months dependent on plans sold) As 7 plans were sold in Dec without warranty rough estimate 7-10 will be sold in Jan with warranty making the total sales to be compared approx. 14-17 Key metrics: % of people defaulting with use of...

by Kate McKellar-Stewart
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Kate McKellar-Stewart