This Spring, Team From Concentrate made a pact to do something for those who need it most – the other 90% living on less than $1/day.
We’re a team of 6 Stanford Engineering and Business students and grads dedicated to empowering rural household communities with affordable and reliable off-grid electricity. This summer 4 us will travel to Tanzania to work in villages near Arusha and Karatu. With a richer cultural understanding of those living in rural areas and well below the poverty line, we hope to be able to take our new found insights and design a device that truly fits their needs.
Our focus is to simultaneously provide a technology that will bring electricity to off-grid households and facilitate increased income generation. We have found that a significant portion of household income is being spent on fuel for lighting, batteries for electronic devices, and cell phone charging – money that could otherwise be directed towards better education or proper heath and nutrition.
We’ll update our blog frequently and we hope that you’ll follow along on our adventures!