Project Milestones

We decided to have the WANDA-FOUR tested before we introduce it to the general market. Hence we initiated the PILOT PROJECT in Cameroon in February 2016. The Pilot Project consisted of giving a prototype cookstove to some influent local women in our targeted customers’ regions: Douala, Edéa, Ngaoundéré, Batoufam, so they would test them for about 6 months during which they would provide us with feedback that will be used to improve the final version of the product.

TIMELINE

Although we still have some way to go, so much has been done already to get this project started. Below are some of our milestones:

  • March 2015Design of the 1st prototype

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  • July 2015Contruction of the prototype

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  • September 2015Test of the 1st prototype

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  • April 2015Competition: HEC & REPAF

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  • January 2016CrowFunding event

    We have raised around 5000$ to launch the Pilot project in Cameroon. .
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  • February 2016Launch of the pilot project

    - Finding and selecting potential testers and meeting with them to explain what will be expected of them
    - Raw material search
    - Meeting with the welder, supplier, partners
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  • March 2016Partnership with KEMIT ECOLOGY (Green Charcoal Manufacturer)

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  • April 2016Construction of 15 test cookstoves

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  • June 2016Distribution of the 15 test cookstoves

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  • June - December 2016Monitoring phase of the 15 prototypes

    Routine call/meetings with the ladies testing the cookstoves to get their feedback and gather data on the usability, practicability, areas and suggestions for improvement. .
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  • November 2016COP22 label granted

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  • Early 2017Funding search for 2017

    Right now we are looking for ways to finance the mass production of the Wanda-Four.