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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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Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: Channels and Revenue Streams Assumption: People within our customer segment have previous knowledge of payment plans. People within our customer segment are willing to use a payment plan to purchase a stove. Time Box: Two weeks.   Key Metrics: Percentage (%) of people who have previously heard of or used a payment plan. Success Points Green Light Proceed: Proceed to develop a payment plan and price test options. Consider how these payment plans...

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Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: Channels and Revenue Streams. Assumption: That people in our customer segment have previously been to a bank, made a payment at a bank or would be willing to do so. Time Box:   Two weeks. Success Metric: Metric % of paying customers who have previously or would be willing to pay for an item at a bank.  Green Light: Incorporate bank payments into online ordering system or payment plans for stove sales (payment plans experiment:...

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Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: Channels Assumption: That an equally significant portion of paying customers prefer to collect the stove themselves from a predetermined location as pay an additional amount to have the product delivered directly to them. Both pick-up and delivery channels are worth utilising. Time Box: Two weeks. Success Metrics: Metric Percentage of customers that express a preference for pick up vs percentage that express a preference for delivery. Success point: Of...

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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 Results

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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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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