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Developing and Exporting Ideas From BOP Countries
Prachi Saini
I have redesigned traditional hand-pumps and park equipments to work together. The result is a water lifting device which is twice as efficient as manual water pumps and has minimal operational costs.
These instruments can save 2-3 hours from a villagerís life and cut pollution substantially. Moreover, they will utilize rural youth and give them a way to contribute to village's economic growth.
I would like to market and produce them in India (or any other market)
Can you tell me the direction I should take now. Where would I be able to find investors?

Help in Marketing and Producing Redesigned Water Pumps
Rachel Ngan
I donít know much. However you can start your search on the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Its mission is to help end poverty here in Asia and the Pacific. When you mentioned Water pumps it reminded me of Fiji who will find that useful. ADB might be able to point you to right direction or what NGO to approach. Itís not a definite direction but itís a start. Good Luck Prachi!

Exporting Ideas From BOP
Karen Lewis
There seem to be a lot of discussion about transporting ideas to the BOP nations but hardly any on exporting the entrepreneurial ideas from the BOP nations. Being born and raised in a developing country, I realized that many people because of limited resources found innovative ways to do things. Underserved nations are reservoirs for countless ideas. I think part of the effort to eradicate poverty should involve greater collaboration in this front as well. Who would know better about a country and its potential more than its nationals who have the market intelligence; as a matter of fact they are the market intelligence.

Market Intelligence for Ideas from BOP Countries
allan kalish, Member
Karen, do you know of any organized effort by NGOs whose thrust is to reach out to local communities in BOP to gather market intelligence?

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