Over the past few months, our team has been busy moving forward with the Pepper Eater project. We have been digesting, distilling, and acting upon all of the feedback and observations we collected while testing our prototypes with users in Southern Ethiopia. We’ve also been presenting our work to anyone and everyone willing to listen, including Jeffery Sachs, a delegation of officials (including the mayor) from Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, and the owner of a wonderful restaurant in Oakland, Café Colucci.
The most recent development for us was being selected as semi-finalists to the Stanford Social-E Challenge! Next month we will be preparing and submitting a business/implementation plan and presenting our project to the judges for the chance at $25,000 in funding. I also want to give a shout out to two other Social-E semifinalists who are also alums from Design for Extreme Affordability: Angaza Design & Drinkwell.