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The Sustainable Fuel project in Timor-Leste has now been running for four months and in that time has made significant and rapid progress. The February team has spent most of the month focussing on securing a long-term manufacturer, further price testing within the Hera and Dili regions, beginning the process of making sales and looking into viable distribution channels. As a result of our hard work, the project is in a strong position for future teams to take the project to the next stage....

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Lean Phase: Channels and Revenue Streams Assumption: People are willing and able to utilise a payment plan to purchase a stove Time Box: July Project. TBD by July Team.   Key Metrics: % Percentage of sales in which a payment plan was selected. Success Points Green Light Proceed: Proceed to further develop payment plans and look at ways to implement them in the long term and while teams are not in country. Success Point: 70% of customers who purchased a...

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Lean Phase: Channels and Revenue Streams. Assumption: That customers are able to pay for the stove at a bank using invoices. Time Box:   July project. To be determined by July Team. Success Metric: Metric % of paying customers who are able to pay for the stove through a bank.  Green Light: Establish long term online ordering system and determine, how stoves will be distributed after they are purchased online. Conduct payment plans experiment, to determine its...

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Lean Phase: Channels Assumption: That paying customers prefer to pay an additional amount to have the product delivered directly to them.  Time Box: July project. To be determined by July Team based on sales success. Success Metrics: Metric % of paying customers who choose to pay for home delivery.   Green Light: Develop relationship with D&N movers, and if they are proven to be reliable purse them as home delivery channel. Success point: If over 40%...

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Lean Phase: Channels Assumption: That paying customers prefer to collect the stove themselves from a predetermined location. Time Box: July project. To be determined by July Team based on sales success. Success Metrics: Metric % of paying customers who opt to collect the stove from a predetermined location. Green Light: Further develop of Facebook ordering system and chatbot. Determine appropriate location for collection of stoves.   Success point: If...

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Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: Channels Assumption: Vinod Patel hardware (and other similar stores), are a viable distribution channel for the Seguru Stove. Time Box: 4 months between February and July projects, but dependant on Vinod Patel and how long they are willing to display the stove. Key Metrics: Number of likes on the Facebook page Number of online order forms complete Number of physical order forms completed in store in conjunction with a deposit Success Points Green...

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Experiment: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/916660 Reassert Lean Phase: Channels Reassert Assumption: There are at least two viable distribution channels for the stoves   Results: The following distribution channels were investigated and found to be viable at this point in time. Four channels were found, resulting in a green light for the experiment:   Vinod Patel – Retail Store Vinod Patel & Company Limited is considered Timor Leste’s leading...

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Lean Phase: Channels Assumption: Traditional Timorese markets are a suitable distribution channel for the Seguru Stove. Time Box: Week 3 of February Project Key Metrics: Number of people per hour who approach the stall manned by PEV and enquire about the Seguru Stove Percentage of people who showed initial interest that actively liked the Facebook page, took a brochure and were visibly interested in finding out more Success Points Green Light Proceed: Proceed...

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Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: Channels   Assumption: There are at least two viable distribution channels for the stoves in Dili and surrounding areas.   Time Box: First week of February project   Key Metrics: Number of distribution channels in Dili and surrounding areas determined viable from primary and secondary research.   Success Metrics Green Light Proceed: Proceed with individual experiments testing the success of each distribution channel in reality (similar to what...

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Work Update

On the back of the HUGE strides of Rocket Stoves in Fiji, we are bringing Fuel Sustainability to Cambodia! We have a team of five multi-disciplinary engineering students and two engineering leaders who will be hustling hard throughout this first month. We plan to hit the ground running by standing on the shoulders of the giants in Fiji. The goals for this month are designed to assess and test the potential for a successful Buka Stove model in Cambodia. We plan to execute this with a keen...

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Thomas de Heus

Adelaide, Australia

Joined this community on Nov 15, 2017

University or Company
UOA

Degree or Work area
Engineering

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Timor-Lesté

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