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[Work Update]: Solution Case Study - Fiji December 2019

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After validating our problem and customer segment, that Native Fijians living within inland villages and working within the industries of tourism and agriculture highlight emotions of helplessness, frustration and demotivation when dealing with issues of financial management we worked in collaboration with the SoCon II in order to develop and MVP to propose to consumers and financial institutions, as our first step towards the UVP and Solution stages of the lean canvas. 

For the MVP to be viable, we needed to test the product prior to the arrival of the December team, thus we visited three villages to test out the prototype and to see it's effectiveness, and whether it will be utilised by businesses within the six month time box. 

Link to UVP Post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2105310

Proposed experiment (long term) for the solution:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2099510

Proposed experiment for currency testing for MVP (Case Study 1/3): https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2112920

Proposed experiment for the utility test (accuracy and consistency) for the MVP (Case Study 2/3): https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2113830

Proposed experiment for the utility test (effectiveness) for the MVP (Case Study 3/3):  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2112580

 

The results from the villages are as follows:

Biausevu:

Biausevu is a rural, inland village located 34.5 km away from Sigatoka towards Suva. 

11 people were interviewed:

  • 7 were handicraft owners
  • 2 canteen owners
  • 1 coconut business
  • 1 horse riding business

73% (8) of people interviewed were interested in our MVP and obtained a link.

Those that said no said that:

  • It is a start-up businesses so she wants to see how she goes first, but she may be interested in the future
  • Prefers their own method where she records in her book, and is too busy to record otherwise 
  • Has no access to a phone

Vatukarasa:

Vatukarasa is a rural, coastal village located 15.3 km away from Sigatoka towards Suva.

  • 5 people were interviewed:
  • 3 Roadside produce store
  • 2 Canteen owners

100% of people interviewed were interested in our MVP and obtained a link.

 

Naroro:

Naroro is an urban, inland village located 3.9 km away from Sigatoka towards Suva.

9 people were interviewed:

  • 4 canteen
  • 3 tourism
  • 2 students

11% (1) were interested in our MVP and obtained a link

Those that said no said that:

  • Happy with using handwritten documents
  • (5) Didn’t have access to a smartphone
  • Already had a loan with SPBD


In future, this village may not be the most suitable choice for a case study.

 

Behshid Golshani 1 month ago

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