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Lean phase: Solution   Assumption:    The end goal of this experiment is to determine the features of the product that are seen by the villagers as the most desirable in order to solve their problem.    Time period: 1 week   Success Metric: The success metric of this experiment is the emotional delta of customers achieved by each feature tested when demonstrating the product. This should be tested with all of the villagers who have expressed interest and paid a deposit on the...

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Reference to Experiment Post: [Experiment Results]:  This experiment focused on validating our assumption that low income villagers would put forth a monetary deposit.  Experiment post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2438380 Lean Phase: UVP  Assumption: The assumption to be tested in this experiment is that low income villagers around the Greater Holcomb District (GHD) see value in the proposition of potential solutions that address the issues around the current methods...

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Lean Phase:  UVP Aim:  To provide value to the villagers of the Republic of Amisen (RoA) by providing a safe, affordable, reliable and sustainable cooking method. Big Picture:  Providing access to affordable and safer cooking methods. Through discussion and currency testing with local villagers in Jumtha and Vengara we established that a cookerstove and fuel source that provided value in the form of reduced costs of cooking, positive health benefits and reliability would create...

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Lean Phase:  Customer Segment  Introduction:   To improve the health of villagers from the Republic of Amisen (RoA) by providing a safe and sustainable cooking method Customer Segments Identified:  We will focus on include villagers with:  Low income Children (parents) Farming jobs Early Adopter:  We will be primarily focusing on villagers with low income, as current cooking methods such as open fire burning of wood and charcoal, two of the fuels with...

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Lean Phase:  Aim: To improve access to more affordable, efficient and safe methods of cooking to the citizens of the Republic of Amisen (RoA).   Problem Statement (s):  Low income earners don’t have enough money to purchase more efficient forms of cooking When it rains, individuals must cook inside, increasing the resulting smoke inhalation  Farmers waste time everyday to search and locate firewood to be used for cooking    The Problem and Background: By...

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Lean Phase: UVP   Assumption: The assumption to be tested in this experiment is that low income villagers around the Greater Holcomb District (GHD) see value in the proposition of a potential solutions that addresses the issues around the current methods used to cook. These issues are; costly, unsustainable and often unreliable fuels, negative health impacts including sore eyes and respiratory difficulties (Amisenian Cough) and long and inconvenient cook times. The end goal for this...

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Project Summary

The July Microfinance II Team focused on determining the viability of PEV loaning to village banks in Malawi. To achieve this, we focused on three key goals: profiling, diversifying risk and transactions. Our profiling goal involved meeting with village banks to discuss their operational procedures, which includes collateral requirements, interest rates and capacity to loan. The team developed interview questions that focused on understanding how the village bank operates, the systems they...

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Solution

Lean Phase: Solution Aim: The aim of the Microfinance II project is to provide tailored flexible loan solutions to village banks (VB) in and around Blantyre to increase the liquidity of the VBs allowing them to provide more loans to their members to stimulate local economic growth within the communities they live and operate. The long turn vision is to scale the project beyond Blantyre.   Solution:  VBs were identified as an opportunity for investment over loaning to individuals as...

Lachie Haddow
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Experiment Results

Experiment Design Post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2006420 Lean Phase: UVP   Assumption: Village bank risk can be diversified, where characteristics included in each village bank’s profile are appropriate indicators of risk. These characteristics include: Village bank interest rates (min. 15%) Claimed default rate (approx. max. 5%) Requirement to join bank (min. deposit required) Incentive to repay (heavy social pressure - open to interpretation)...

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Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase: Solution Assumption: Village banks are willing to share their accounting information and customer data with PEV, in exchange for a low interest loan to be used as increased capital for the village bank, therefore allowing them access to larger loans and more frequent loans for their customers. The end goal for this currency test would be to get village banks to use a digital tracking system on Google Pixel mobile phones to enter accounting data and records, that we could...

Courtney Dudgeon
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Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: Customer Segment Assumption: Village banks are willing to meet with PEV and discuss their operational procedures, including collateral requirements, interest rates and capacity to loan. Time Period: 2 weeks  Success Metric: The success metric is the number of village banks who are willing to share information on operational procedures. The team will interview 10 village banks.  CRITERIA Green Light: Proceed to offer testing with village banks. Success...

Courtney Dudgeon
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Lachie Haddow

Adelaide, Australia

Joined this community on Jan 30, 2019

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UniSA

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Business

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Malawi

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