Hello from Kathmandu!
The two-day Renewable Energy exhibition finished today, and our stall was busy all day, right up to closing. You see a rather poignant picture (see photo), taken at closing time, where there are still people at the Prakti stall.
Today, MinErgy (one of our distribution partners) say they have registered firm sales for 300 double burner stoves with chimney adaptor. Several other potential partners have also expressed confidence in the market for higher end stoves (at least in the urban areas), and are prepared to pay for the value added product. The new stainless steel / silver finish of the Prakti stoves is truly helping to make ours an aspirational product and our capacity to transfer assembly to local women’s groups is yet another draw.
We’re looking forward to the Trade Fair in Kathmandu, which will run for a week from March 6th. Check back for another update from me.