And on the 11th day, the ADE Ghana team rested. We spent the first half of the day at the beach, eating and goofing around. From there we went to the market and put our negotiation skills to the test. Satisfied with our findings, we returned to the IDE offices and kicked back, and that night we made curry and ate our last meal together as we planned our journeys to the airport.
With that our trip drew to a close. Since arriving 11 days ago, we sold a grater of the new design, refurbished one already deployed, expanded our contact book of potential buyers, and co-designed press interaction with our users. We also thoroughly tested and validated the name of the grater, defined more clearly the grater’s role in chop bars, and investigated the possibility of mobile money payments and franchise modeling.
Looking ahead, we really need to finish deploying the grater venture, so that we can focus on the press more. To do so, the next team must focus more on sourcing, quality control, and larger scale manufacture and distribution. Regarding the press, we gained a lot of information that will be applied to the next iteration of the press, so that we’ll definitely have one for Auntie Akosua next trip.
|Jianhan enjoying the beach|
|The team (minus Ben)|