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Business Solution: A brief explanation of your projects current solution and how it addresses the problem and customer segment. 100-150 words    Our current solution is distribution service which incorporates a supplier sheet that aggregates all the local produce available for sale; and a similar demand sheet that aggregates all the available orders from local stores in other villages frustrated by a lack of variety.    An SMS of each of the demand and supply orders is sent to our...

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Lean Phase: Solution   Assumption: Particular features of the farm produce distribution service will provide value to local businesses   Time Period: 2 weeks   Success Metrics Level of receptiveness to a feature based on a scale 1 to 10.   GreenLight: Integrate features into MVP based on feedback received from Utility testing; in order of highest rating.   Success Metric: Positive response of 8 out of 10    Orange Light: Modify the features ideated and...

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Lean phase: Unique Value Proposition   Assumptions: That Famers in Jumtha are willing to pay to reduce their food wastage.   Time Period: 2 Weeks   Success Metrics Success Metric: % of people engaged indicate a willingness to pay for the prototype agricultural exchange service Greenlight – People are willing to pay the designated downpayment for the product. It is verified that farmers can, and will pay this amount for the value outlined in the UVP.  Success...

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Experiment Design Post: Initial Offer test: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2436060 Initial Experiment results: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2436440 Lean Phase: Customer Segment/Problem    Introduction: The project is focusing on decreasing the amount of agricultural food waste, and lost revenue in small scale farmers. The project is designed to improve the quality of life for this demographic in Amisen.  Customer Segments Identified: Early...

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The project had experienced some troubles without a PEV presence in country during March through to May. Although all systems from that time period have been salvaged or noted, the project took a great loss due to this. Through people not making their payments, and customers not receiving feedback from PEV for months left users unhappy and the project losing money. Enlisting someone to run the project during off months, preferably in-country, as a means to maintain the business is needed for...

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Currently, Project Everest Ventures (PEV) Solar Consulting Team is offering 1 product via 3 payment methods in the Nancholi and greater Blantyre region: Upfront payments of K35,000 Monthly payment plan with K7,200 installments over 5 months (six payments total, including deposit) totalling K43,200 Layby sales: customer places a deposit of K10,000 (this amount can be increased/decreased, to try and make customers commit) to reserve the product, and pays the remaining K25,000 in a...

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Lean Phase:  Supply Chain, Distribution Channels   Question: The Chiefs of Villages can serve as a low-cost distribution channel for the GD-Lite solar product; only incurring a cost when a sale is made, in the form of a commission.   Assumption: Village Chiefs are more effective at tracking and chasing their community member’s payments. They are also able to effectively sell the products to their community members on a commission scheme. Purpose: To validate our...

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Work Update

Introduction In-country operations for Solar Malawi resumed this June and is in its third week, continuing off from the previous team in February. As usual, the team’s goals revolved around sales of a solar product and the accompanying infrastructure (eg. software for automated texting, sales logistics, accounting, etc). The current version of solar product we are selling is the GD-8017A by GDLITE - a solar powered battery which discharges stored electricity in the form of a torch, up to...

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Roy Makolosi

Blantyre, Malawi

Joined this community on Jun 5, 2019

Bio Young Economist inspired by the challenge of a market based solution to social problems

University or Company
University of Malawi

Degree or Work area
Economics

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Malawi

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