Products In Development
At KickStart, our Technology Development department in Nairobi is constantly at work improving our current products and developing new money-making technology for people in the developing world.
For the foreseeable future, we will remain focused on irrigation technologies because we feel that this is where we can have the greatest impact on global poverty.
Current products in development include brand new Super MoneyMaker pump to replace our current design. With advances in manufacturing technology, we feel we can reduce our costs by $20.00 and in the process, develop a pump that is lighter and more rust-resistant, but as strong and powerful as our current model.
We are also working a Deep Well Pump that can pull water from sources deeper than 30 feet. As with our other pumps, the new design must also be able to pressurize water through a hosepipe, be portable, easy to install for an untrained person, and must be affordable for poor farmers. The list of criteria is long, but we have two possible versions in development currently. We expect to have our Deep Well Pump on the market by the end of 2012.