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Mission goorgoorlu gsbi 2010

  1. 1. P R O V I D I N G A F F O R D A B L E R I V E R T R A N S P O RTAT I O N T O INCREASE INCOME Mission Goorgoorlu - GSBI™ Class of 2010 Headquarters: Malika, Senegal Problem Statement: Established: 2004 A large segment of the farming and fishing population in rural Af- Impact Areas: Senegal rica doesn’t have the ability to get their products to hub markets and connect to the greater world and thus increase their income. Type: Non-Profit/NGO Much of this population has ready access to rivers and lakes, but imported outboard engines are expensive, unsuitable for rugged Sectors: Agriculture & Fishing, Eco- and low-draft water conditions, and reliant on costly petroleum- nomic Development based fuels. Staff Size: 4 and 2 volunteers Annual Budget: $80,000 Major Funders: World Bank, individual donors Awards: 2008 World Bank Develop- ment Marketplace Theory of Change: Mission Goorgoorlu provides an af- fordable outboard engine that allows people to utilize Africas vast water- ways for transport. Our innovation empowers poor rural communities to participate in the economy, bring their sick to medical centers, use clean/ sustainable energy for transportation, and connect to the outside world. Solution: Mission Goorgoorlu is connecting rural Africans to hub mar- kets, hospitals, and cities by using the African continent’s vast river systems and lakes. We have developed a locally-produced biofuel outboard engine that easily attaches to native vessels. Our product is affordable, making it accessible to bottom of the pyramid consumers. Also, it is engineered for rugged and shal- low water use. Further, although our engine can run on diesel, it is designed to run on locally-produced fuel derived from oil seed. ”By 2014 we envision having impacted 200,000 people and sold 6,000 engines all over Sen- egal, resulting in higher income and more productive lives.” - Daniel Bode, Projects Director | dany.bode@gmail.com | +1 970 245 5177 |
  2. 2. P R O V I D I N G A F F O R D A B L E R I V E R T R A N S P O RTAT I O N T O INCREASE INCOME Milestones Achieved: Impact to Date: 2006: Engineering mechanical appli- • Proof of concept completed cation (shaft drive and prop) in U.S., • 15 engines sold through loans, impacting 300 people Africa, and Peru completed • Repayment of loans reflecting viability • Greater volume of trade in impacted region 2007: Engineering biofuel power plant (motor) in Africa and U.S. completed 2008: Won World Bank Development Net Income: Marketplace grant 2010: Manufacturing shop fully opera- tional; supply chain established; demo operators trained Growth Plan: 2012: 500 motors sold in Senegal 2014: 1,600 engines sold through neighboring countries of Gambia, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Cote Social Impact: d’Ivoire “In 2009 I took out a loan from a local bank to purchase one of MGG’s motors. Now I can get my mangoes to market at a reasonable cost and double my income of $150 to $300. Thanks to this motor all my kids go to school and have some extra money. Also my mother-in-law had appendicitis, and I saved her life by getting her to the hospital in a Investment Required: timely manner via the river. Thank Grant of $120,000 within the next 6 months, self-sustain- you, MGG!” - Momar Sonko, benefi- ing thereafter. ciary of Mission Goorgoorlu This profile was developed during the 2010 Global Social Benefit Incubator™, the signature program of Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology and Society. Updated 8/26/2010. www.scu.edu/sts/gsbi | dany.bode@gmail.com | +1 970 245 5177 |